Fixtures/Results

North Somerset League

See here for details of all the clubs/divisions and results week by week.


Winter Mixed League

A Team (Neil Kanka, Sid Strachan, Carole Beach, Debbie Seazell)

  • beat Backwell A 6-4 - 2 matches all - 4 sets all - 44 games to 36

  • beat Wedmore A 9-3

    • Neil Kanka and Sid Strachan won 6-1 6-2
    • Carole Beach and Jean Russell lost 6-4 4-6 0-1
    • Carole and Neil won 6-4 6-2
    • Sid and Jean won 3-6 6-4 1-0)
  • beat Trull A 8-3

    • Neil Kanka and Carole Beach won 4-6-6-6-6-2
    • Sid Strachan and Jean Russell lost 4-6 3-6
    • Neil and Sid won 7-6 6-3
    • Carole and Jean won 6-4 6-1
  • beat Taunton 10-0

    • Matt Bernard and Carole Beach won 6-2 6-3
    • Sid Strachan and Jean Russell won 6-2 6-0
    • Matt and Sid won 6-1 6-2
    • Carole and Jean won 7-5 6-0
  • beat Woodlands 8-5

    • Neil Kanka and Carole beach won 7-6 6-3
    • Jean Russell and Sid Strachan won 6-3 6-4
    • Kanka and Strachan lost 6-2 4-6 4-6
    • Beach and Russell lost 6-7 6-3 6-7
  • beat Backwell 10-0

    • Neil Kanka and Matt Barnard won 6-1 6-2
    • Carole Beach and Jean Russell won 6-4 6-4
    • Kanka and Beach won 6-4 6-2
    • Barnard and Russell won 6-1 6-2

B Team (Bob Kippen, Debbie Seazell, Penny Sperring and Rich Kippen)

  • lost 7-4 to Clevedon then won 10-0 against Avenue, Burnham.

Vets team (Anne Bazely, Bob Kippen, Steve James and Sue Williamson)

  • beat last year’s champions Clevedon 8-2.

Ladies - A Team - North Somerset Division 1

  • April 30th - beat Bridgwater B 10-0 - 4 matches to 0
  • May 14th - beat Wedmore B 10-0 - 4 matches to 0
  • May 21st - beat Wedmore A 10-2 - 4 matches to 0
  • June 5th - beat Cheddar A 9-2 - 3 matches to 1
  • June 12th - beat Cleeve 10-0 - 4 matches to 0
  • June 19th - beat Bridgwater B 10-0 - 4 matches to 0
  • June 20th - beat Wedmore B 10-0 - 4 matches to 0
  • July 10th - beat Cheddar A 7-4
  • July 17th - beat Cleeve A 10-0

Congratulations to the Ladies A Team (Jo Foster, Sue Williamson, Carole Beach and Linda Hall) on winning the league!

3 men’s teams and the 3 mixed teams are in good positions midway through the Somerset summer tennis leagues.

In the men’s league, in the top division, the A team are undefeated and have not yet lost a set. Their team is Cameron Reilly, Matt Bernard, Neil Kanka and Sid Stronach. In division 3, the B team of Bob Kippen, Rich Kippen, Gabby Carillo and Steve James are currently second, and in division 5 the C team of Axel Gernot, CJ Little, Keith Maddocks, Mark Cresswell and Steve Ham are top.

The mixed A team of Carole Beach, Jean Russell, Gabby Carillo and Neil Kanka are currently fourth in division one, the B team of Bob Kippen, Rich Kippen, Deb Seazell, Penny Sperring and Rachel Pople are top, and undefeated in division 3, whilst the C team of Clare Kippen, Hilary Cockcroft, Sarah Evans, Axel Gernot and Martyn Giles are second in division 5.


All 4 ladies teams have made a good start to the North Somerset League. The A team currently sit at the top of Div 1 ( Carole Beach, Jo Foster, Linda Hall and Sue Williamson)and the 2nd team team are in 4th place. The C team are meeting strong opposition in Div 4 and are in 4th place. Our new D team look set to get promoted from Div7.

In the National Club Vets knockout, several matches have taken place as follows

50s team lost 1-4 to the 45 Club, 60s team beat East Gloucs 4-0, 65s Team beat East Glocs 2-2 (on games) and the 70s team beat West Hants 3-1