Remarks at the end of our 57th Season
We sadly lost a League Vice-President and one of our characters when Mike Oliver (Devizes) died from cancer in December 2016 and just recently popular Devizes & Chippenham player Dave Ball passed away suddenly from heart failure aged only 51, leaving a young widow and 8 y-o son.
I continue to play most of my tennis indoors at Swindon twice weekly but managed to contribute a few sets to Melksham Mens success noted above, of which I know that League Match Secretary Eddy Watts is very proud, as he is also Melksham's Club Secretary and mostly non-playing Mens Captain. With the redevelopment of Melksham House into a Sports & Social Campus by Wiltshire Council being further delayed, Eddy has negotiated a temporary move for Melksham from the unreliable natural grass to new artificial grass courts at River Mead school to tide things over for 2018.
I hope to see at least some of you next season with a good turnout for the Presentation Evening and the AGM in January 2018 – enjoy your tennis.