Gidea Park LTC endure tough start to season

Gidea Park LTC men's national league team

Gidea Park LTC men's national league team - Credit: Gidea Park LTC

Gidea Park Lawn Tennis Club's men have endured a tough start to the National League season.

In the first match against Raynes Park DL (Surrey), who included former national champions, Park lost 5-1 to a very strong side.

Head coach Tom Higgins did battle through a three-hour match to win Park's only rubber, 7-6 in the third set against Harry Meehan, a world ranked player.

Gidea Park LTC men's national league team

Gidea Park LTC men's national league team - Credit: Gidea Park LTC

The following weekend saw Park travel to play Thorpe Bay LTC in a local derby.

Both teams consisted of Essex county squad players but Park won 4-2.


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More recently they lost 5-4 to Sutton, who are currently number one in the Premier Division, after a deciding doubles shootout.

Captain Tom Higgins was very proud of his team, for producing some great individual performances in close battles. 

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It ended 2-2 after singles, 3-3 after doubles and 4-4 after shootout singles, before Park finally lost the deciding doubles shootout.

Higgins said: "It was a tough one, as we were one point away from winning the entire match."

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