LTA latest guidelines – Ridgeway is now in a Tier 2 area

Ridgeway Tennis Club, being in N. E. Derbyshire, has today been re-categorised as a Tier 2 area under the latest Governement Covid-19 restrictions after initially being identified as a Tier 1 area yesterday   The LTA has just issued its latest guidance and by clicking on this link you can see the summary of activity allowed by tier: Summary of tennis activity by tier  

The committee will consider this although, at first sight, it would appear our activities will remain unchanged.

Works League – Final League Tables

Below are the final league tables for the Works League matches.  Although not great results for our club, that is not really important in such a strange year. It provided some match tennis for a number of our members.  Thank you to those who helped arrange the teams and to all those who played.

Moorgate B win Works League knockout final at Ridgeway

Despite the grim conditions on Wednesday night (30th) Moorgate B and Welbeck played out the knockout cup final at Ridgeway under the lights.  Amazingly the rain just about stopped at 6:00 pm and, apart from being damp and miserable, there was no further rain until 10 minutes after the finish.  The match lasted until 8:35 pm and it was Moorgate B that ran out the winners by just 3 games.  The match brought the curtain down on this year’s Works League League programme which, in any normal year, would have finished by the middle of July.  The Works League Chairman, John McGleave, thanked the club for the co-operation in letting the final be played at Ridgeway.

Abbeydale B win at Ridgeway

Abbeydale B were 3-1 victors in the penultimate home match for the Saturday men’s team.  It was a very Autumnal day with a strong Northerly breeze, occasional drizzle, overcast skies and a temperature just into double figures, not ideal you could say.

Despite the weather, Glyn and Liam Rudge had a very close rubber against the first Abbeydale couple and just lost on a deciding tie-break after sets of 7-5, 6-7.  Danny Lidster and Cliff Andrews lost 0-6. 1-6 to the seconds and then by 16,0-6 to the first pair.  In their second rubber Glyn and Liam beat the second Abbeydale pair by 6-3, 6-1 to gain Ridgeway’s only win of the day.  The final match score was Rubbers 1-3, Sets 3-5 and Games 27-41.

The team plays its last home match of the season next Saturday with a home match against Graves C.  That will leave the team with just three away matches to complete the season.