SODBURY Tennis Club is celebrating a fantastic season of success.

The club entered eleven teams in the Avon Summer League – six men’s and five ladies.

The event is the pinnacle of the sporting year for tennis enthusiasts across the county for both men and women.

On the ladies’ side, it was the first time that as many as five teams had been entered by Sodbury – a reflection of the surge in female membership and activity within the club.

They got off to a great start and thanks to the level of commitment and team spirit of all the ladies, they were able to build on this momentum as the season progressed.

The first team managed to establish themselves as strong contenders in division 2, whilst the second, third and fifth teams each managed to top their respective divisions.

This has guaranteed promotions for these teams ensuring that they will be playing in higher divisions next season.

The fourth team also performed strongly finishing a close second in their division after losing a hard-fought final night play-off against David Lloyd Westbury IV.

There were mixed fortunes for the men’s teams. They were able to celebrate fantastic results for their third and fifth teams who have both secured promotion for next season - the thirds topping their table with a week to spare.

The fourth and sixth teams unfortunately narrowly missed out on promotion; the sixths frustratingly losing out in a final head to head match with Camvale II.

It was a tough season for the men’s first team who couldn’t quite survive the exceptionally high standard of play that they found themselves up against most weeks.

The seconds fought hard to save themselves as well, but disappointingly are also facing relegation - despite it coming down to the last match of the season.

What was particularly pleasing for Sodbury was the emerging talent of a number of juniors who stepped up to play in the senior teams.

There was also a promising influx of new adult members, alongside the many long standing and loyal club members.