However events have overtaken us. To paraphrase Maggie Thatcher from back in the day
‘We are a champion’ indeed.
The Ladies 1st team rounded off a great season with 9-0 victories on both Monday and Tuesday night this week to secure their 4th league title in a row. A truly majestic achievement and the ladies can now take a well earned rest until August and their Divisional Play Off Match.
The Ladies won 89% of their sets this year. Spellbinding stuff.
Standings of Womens’s Summer Doubles – Women Division 4B
1 CARDROSS W1 64
2 NEWLANDS W4 49
3 CRAIGHELEN W2 36
4 HELENSBURGH W2 31
5 STRATHGRYFFE W6 31
6 WOODEND W5 17
7 VA HAMILTON W5 16
8 BROOMHILL W2 12
9 KILMACOLM W2 5
VA HAMILTON W5 2 – 7 CARDROSS W1
WOODEND W5 1 – 8 CARDROSS W1
CARDROSS W1 9-0 KILMACOLM W2
CARDROSS W1 8-1 CRAIGHELEN W2
STRATHGRYFFE W6 0 –9 CARDROSS W1
CARDROSS W1 5 -4 NEWLANDS W4
BROOMHILL W2 0-9 CARDROSS W1
CARDROSS W1 9-0 HELENSBURGH W2
Our congratulations go to Gillian, Caroline, Carolyn, Karen, Katie, Lorns & Mhairi who represented us so well again this year and we offer good wishes for the playoff match.
I hope this isn’t the last champion tribute I write over the next few weeks. Ladies 2 are in pole position with a couple of games left going for 2 years in a row. Ladies 3 have been pretty much faultless as well.
Come on Ladies. Lets make it a triple whammy of Ladies league wins
The Gents teams are not quite reaching the heady heights of our Ladies teams yet.
I have been asked a couple of times if CLTC stands for Cardross Ladies Tennis Club as the ladies seem to win all their games. I’m outraged. Outraged I tell you.
Gents 1 are doing really well and heading for promotion under the very relaxed stewardship of Capt Dave and have champion aspirations but will be needing to perform over the run in.
Gents 2 need to draft in Dynamo, Paul Daniels and Harry Potter to nick promotion but we still believe.
Gents 3 are in great shape and with one of the main men Gazza Glen out at a warm weather training camp for two weeks they should be kicking on down the home straight.
Gents 4 are finally finding their range and with victories in the last two games confidence is high.
Team tennis continues to be great for the club with members supporting the teams in all weathers and turn out being great.