Shotley & Benfieldside Tennis Club came out ahead after an epic battle of exhilarating tennis against Boldon Tennis Club, securing a tight victory by just 2 games after drawing 4 sets all. The Final was played in great spirit, and could have gone either way, until Lisa Shaw and Sam Stokoe held on for a 6:4 win in the final set to add to the set won earlier by Lindsay Brown and David Esther. David and Sam took 2 sets in the first round. Congratulations to Boldon too for their superb tennis and a magnificent effort.

The North East Winter League is contested from October to April between 53 teams from Durham, Cleveland and Northumberland and to come out on top against the biggest and best clubs in the region is a fantastic achievement for our Club. Congratulations to our Captain Lisa, Lindsay, David and Sam for the amazing quality of their tennis, and congratulations and thanks also to those other Club members who played for the team through the winter - Silvia Coates, Connor Atess, Alex Kerr, Philip Kennedy and Ross Wilson. A great team effort!

What a great way to start a year which sees the Club fielding 28 teams across all ages and abilities in our local leagues, with strong chances of celebrating several Division-winning teams by the end of the summer.