The Avon Winter Tennis League began in October. Hardy players brave the elements to play doubles matches in a league format through to March. Teams comprise of two ladies and two men playing a men’s doubles match, a ladies’ doubles match and two mixed doubles matches. Thornbury Lawn Tennis Club has entered three teams this season and is aiming to gain at least two promotions.
The teams compete in three separate divisions of the Avon league. This allows players of all ages and abilities to take part in competitive tennis. Last year the Club fielded 40 players in the Avon Winter League the Club ranging in age from 11 through to 70.
The teams have made a great start to this season with the first team currently unbeaten. The second team has won all but one of their matches and are currently sitting top of division 4. With a busy match schedule over the next month, the teams are hoping to continue their good form leading into the Christmas break.