Chipping Campden earn Club of the Year crown - The Evesham Observer

Chipping Campden earn Club of the Year crown

Evesham Editorial 29th Aug, 2018 Updated: 29th Aug, 2018   0

CHIPPING CAMPDEN have scooped the King Cup on being named 2018 South Warwickshire Summer Tennis League Club of the Year by secretary Corin Bishop.

The club enjoyed a fine season as three men’s teams and two junior pairs impressed in various competitions. After getting all three teams promoted the previous year, all the men’s sides again achieved great results in their respective divisions this summer.

Their A team, who had won the Division One Championship last year to earn promotion to the Premier Division, finished runners-up behind the very strong championship-winning Stratford.

The B team finished fourth in Division Two – the highest they have ever finished in the league. Meanwhile, Campden’s C team were a respectable third in Division Four after pushing for promotion right to the end of the season.

It also does the club credit that all three teams were able to field both pairs for all league matches.

Chipping Campden have been involved with the Wildmoor Spa League for 21 years since joining in 1998. From the men’s teams, George Richards is the captain and organiser of the A team, while Guy Madgwick captains and runs the B team and Richard Gough captains and administers the C team. All have done a great job on and off the court.

As well as the team success, in the last few years the club has had all three courts resurfaced and an extra court added. Social nights are always well attended and coaching and junior programmes seem to be running very successfully.

The club’s junior section entered two teams into the league’s Junior Cup competition and they finished creditable runners-up in Pool B after some close matches, while the B team finished fourth.

The Chipping Campden coach in charge of the junior squad is Geoff Vaughan who runs coaching sessions, not only for the members of the club, but also summer camps and sessions after the league season finishes for players from outside the club.

Furthermore, the A team finished top of Division Two of last season’s Winter League, the mixed A team won Division One of the Stratford & District Mixed Winter League and their newly-entered mixed B team finished third, just missing out on promotion in their first season in Division Five.

Chipping Campden also finished second in Division One of Team Tennis in the Gloucestershire League and in addition entered a team back into the Gloucestershire Summer League which they currently top.

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