On Saturday, October 20, 22 members and friends of Bedale Tennis Club gathered at The New Inn, Thrintoft to celebrate the end of the 2018 season.

Althea Draper, the chairman, on summing up the past season could not help but be satisfied. Bedale runs three mixed teams in the Harrogate League. The Division 2 team held their own, the Division 4 team reached promotion and the Division 6 team enjoyed some very close matches and gave an opportunity to many members to enjoy competitive tennis.

Two ladies teams were entered into the Dales League which Bedale runs and both teams reached the finals. She thanked all the captains for their hard work.

Bedale is hoping to resurface their three courts next year and quotes were coming in. Members will find out more at the AGM in December.

Heather Walker, a long time life member presented the trophies to the winners.


Men’s singles: won by Mark Woodward, runner up Stuart Bentley

Ladies singles: won by Helen Otter, runner up Ann Hatch

Mixed Doubles: Keith Oliver and Annabel Hosford, runners up Adam Bentley and Sheila Curran

Ladies Doubles: Helen Otter and Sarah Liddle, runners up Ann Hatch and Jan Lever

Men’s doubles: Stuart Bentley and Mark Woodford in a long close match against John Hart and Mark Scarlett

Men’s vets singles: Stuart Bentley beat John Hart in another close 3 set match

Ladies Vets singles: won by Ann Hatch, runner up Jenny Dilley

Handicap singles: won by Mark Woodford in tight match against Stuart Bentley

Men’s super vets: Bob Sampson beat Mike Draper.