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Match Reports

Mixed 1 Success

Our Mixed 1 team continue to impress even though competing in the testing second division. Southbourne travelled to face Mike A/Jo Kiddell and Meg/ Andy Moore on a warm Thursday evening and had quite a battle on their hands.

Mike and Jo failed to make an impression in their first rubber, losing 1:6, 2:6 but then proved their calibre in the second, winning 6:3, 7:5.

Andy and Meg had a more comfortable evening, winning both rubbers, firstly 6:3, 6:3 and then 6:3, 6:2.

Another win to Swanage at 3:1 in rubbers.

A good win for the Ladies

Slightly disappointed not to be playing on East Dorset's grass courts as they did last year, our Ladies 1 welcomed their familiar opponents to Beach Gardens.

Meg and Deborah were on fine form and made short work of their first match, dismissing their opponents with ease 6:1, 6:2.

Sam and Sue had also made a good start taking the first set 6:4 and surging forward in the second to place them at 5:1 when they embarked on one of the longest games ever witnessed on Court 2 . East Dorset were serving to stay in the match but had to endure at least 20 deuces, many fending off match point. East Dorset dug deep to prolong the match a little longer, winning the marathon game but Swanage snuffed out any hope East Dorset had of getting back into the match by claiming victory in the next game.

After sitting off for some time, Deborah and Meg found themselves 2 games down in their second match. They quickly re-grouped, got into their stride and swiftly saw off the East Dorset's second pair.

Slightly fatigued from a long first match, Sue and Sam didn't get off to the best start against the first pairing. East Dorset were playing an aggressive game at the net and Swanage soon found themselves down 1:6. The second set proved to be a battle of games going to deuce after deuce and Swanage seemed determined to gain control. Although Swanage gained the first few games in the second set, East Dorset were stronger and went on to claim their one and only victory of the day.

Swanage had gained a good win over a competent side,  3:1 in rubbers.

A Busy Weekend

Four out of five of the teams were in action this weekend.

Mixed 2

Saturday's matches included a Mixed 2 at home featuring Ian Marchant & Linda Wallis and Teresa Taylor & Paul Marchant who was making his debut for the club.

Ian and Linda encountered two close matches winning the first in a tie-break and then narrowly losing the second.

Paul and Teresa didn't gain a win despite playing very well. Swanage lost 1:3


The Men's team were also in action at home against Shaftesbury.

Nathan and Jeff gained a comfortable win in both of their matches. After gaining their first match and a set in the second, drama ensued for the second pair (Graham Ward and Mike Angell)  as Graham suffered an injury and couldn't play on.

Swanage had done enough to gain a win.

Ladies 1

The Ladies 1 were in action at Bournemouth Gardens on Sunday and faced a formidable Bournemouth squad. Sam and Meg attempted to get to grips with the an incredibly strong pairing but were swept aside by this aggressive attacking side, losing without gaining a game.

Diana and Sue also failed to make an impression on this pair (who we will surely be seeing at Wimbledon soon)!!!!

Meg and Sam bounced back from their defeat to gain a convincing win against their second pairing  6:0, 6:4. Diana and Sue did gain games and pushed Bournemouth to deuces but didn't do enough to get a win.

Swanage lost 1:3.

Ladies 2

The newly formed Ladies 2 ventured to Sway for their very first match. Despite playing really well and having some very close games Patti Sandham and Georgina Thomas (first pairing) didn't claim a victory in either of their matches.

Annie Whitehouse and Pat Weller struggled to find consistency but did have some good rallies and games. Swanage lost 0:4 but did enjoy their first outing as a team.

Ladies 1




The partnership of Jo Kiddell and Meg Mutter playing well won their first match with ease, only losing 2 games.
On the next court Diana and Sue were having less success and couldn't really get into their first match.

Jo and Meg continued dominating the opposition and triumphed once again against the 2nd couple, winning  6 -0, 6-1.  As the victors were walking off court they witnessed the dramatic first set tie-breaker that Diana and Sue were embarking on against the opposition's first pairing. Southbourne switched tactics and suddenly gained control of the match, winning the tie -break and then the second set.

All in all, a close call but Swanage had managed to steal the win by 5 games.


Success continues for Mixed 2

The Mixed 2 team entertained Sway on Saturday (30th May) winning the tie 2 matches all but 6 - 4 sets.

Linda Wallis and Jamie Macdonald worked well together against a strong first couple and secured a good win 6-4 6-3.

In their second match against couple 2 they had a convincing 6-1 6-0 win .Both playing very well against players a little fatigued from a long first match.

Sue Tindale and David Miller started slowly against couple 2 losing the first set 6-1 .They then rectified the situation to win the second set 6-1. A very close tie break ensued with Sway just edging the win.

Another close match followed against couple 1 .Sue and David now really playing very well with some very exciting rallies. Sway took the first set 6-3 ,Swanage the second 6-4 and then another tight tie break set. Sway again just getting the edge 10-8.

The team are doing fantastically well and hold their position at the top of the table.