The mixed league has now finished it first full season and I am pleased to say that all those who participated had a great time, with some really good tennis having been played.
Four clubs entered teams this year, though unfortunately due to injuries , Chulmleigh had to withdraw, but we look forward to welcoming them back next year.
A good standard of tennis was played, with Park Lane being the eventual league winners on numbers of rubber won. The first mixed league trophy will be presented on October 5th at the NDLTA Presentation evening
The majority of the matches were played at a weekend (with most favouring sunny Sunday afternoons) and I am sure the clubs appreciated courts being utilised in otherwise dead times
It is hoped that more teams will enter next year, as several players have expressed an interest and were disappointed that they were not made aware of the option of a mixed league but their club.
Looking forward, I have also spoken to other non – North Devon league organisers who have set up now thriving mixed leagues and it is hoped that in the upcoming season we will be able to have some fun , yet serious mixed champions vs champions competitions from visiting leagues.
The only way the league will be successful is if clubs get behind the league and actively promote it and see it as a way to encourage current and new members to play competitive tennis and get your courts being used during dead times.