Seaton Tennis Club entering more Summer League teams than ever before.

PUBLISHED: 09:40 03 April 2014 | UPDATED: 09:41 03 April 2014

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The Seaton Mixed A team finished joint second in Division One of the East Devon Tennis Winter League with Victoria Park on 48 points, writes Belinda Bawden.

The champions were Exeter Golf and Country Club.

The outstanding achievement by the Seaton team under the captaincy of Julie Hopkinson, comes despite falling victim to the winter storms and needing to rearrange fixtures repeatedly due to bad weather.

This left the closing stages of the campaign being somewhat hectic!

The Mixed B team has played more matches than any other club in Division 2 so has to wait for an overall finishing position, but looks as if it will be in the top half of the table.

Captain Jo Little is delighted the team managed to finish so much sooner than the other teams and with such pleasing results.

Seaton also fielded teams in the Exeter and District Winter League and both A and B teams won their respective divisions!

The teams’ successes have inspired more members at Seaton to play league tennis than ever before and the club is entering a record nine teams into the local leagues this summer.

The Ladies A team faces the toughest challenge as they are set to compete in Division One. There are high hopes for the team though as it combines the talent, strength and experience of club and county players with rapidly rising county and national junior players such as Bella Brown and Emma Hurst.

The league teams, though, are only a small part of the tennis activities at Seaton.

Ben Elliott and his team of coaches run junior coaching sessions all the year round, three times a week.

The Easter Holiday Camps will take place over the school holidays on Tuesday, April 8, (2pm to 5pm), Thursday, April 10, (10am to 1pm), Tuesday, April 15, (2pm to 5pm) and Thursday, April 17, (10am to 2pm).

The sessions cost £15 each and are open to non-members. Please contact Ben Elliott on 07508 363186 or email b.elliott.tennis@live.co.uk for further details.

East Devon Tennis Winter League

Division One P W D L Pts Games

EGCC A 10 7 2 1 58 340

Victoria Park 10 5 1 4 48 465

Seaton A 10 5 1 4 48 306

Newton St Cyres A 10 5 0 5 47 450

Budleigh Salterton A 9 4 0 5 32 330

Sampford Peverell 9 1 0 8 24 344

Division Two

EGCC B 11 10 0 1 79 474

Teign Valley A 10 9 1 0 63 362

Seaton B 13 5 2 6 59 528

Budleigh Salterton C 10 4 1 5 49 469

Tunnels 9 2 2 5 33 270

Budleigh Salterton B 8 2 0 6 26 289

EGCC C 9 0 0 9 10 199

Exeter and District lawn Tennis Winter League

Division 3 P W D L Pts

Seaton A 8 8 0 0 63

Victoria Park B 8 5 0 3 37

Kingsteignton 8 3 2 3 32

Sidford 8 0 3 5 22

Sidmouth B 8 0 3 5 20

Division Four

Seaton B 10 10 0 0 74

David Lloyd D 10 4 2 4 47

Exeter G Club B 10 7 0 3 45

Torquay B 10 3 0 7 34

Teign Valley B 10 1 1 8 25

Newton Abbot B 10 3 1 6 23


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