Radyr Tennis – Ladies 1st team are victorious!

On Sunday 17th September, the ladies 1st team at Radyr Tennis Club took on their biggest challenge yet – competing in the Division 1 play-offs against Swansea. A win at this event could secure a place in the Premier League, an achievement not yet reached by a ladies team at RLTC in recent memory.

To get themselves in position for this exciting opportunity, the team fought hard in the summer league, playing with determination and tenacity to secure their win in Division 1, with plenty of close battles, skillful play and, not forgetting, winning shots!

The main players in the squad during the summer league were Zoe Hunter, Teresa Evans, Zara Cottle, Caroline Lai, Helen Quick, Rachel Evans and Dawn Hodnett. Liz Zyjewski , Lianne Booth and Chloe Taverner also stepped up as substitutes when required.

On the morning of the play-offs, Zoe, Helen, Teresa, Zara, Caroline and Helen met at the Radyr clubhouse for a pre-match team talk – everyone was feeling a bit nervous, a bit excited and very determined.
The first round of matches got underway on the tiger turf courts at Radyr and after the first three rubbers, Radyr were in a comfortable postion with a 3-0 lead. They were feeling confident, but wary of thinking that a win was definitely on the cards.

The team remained focused and the second round of matches proved as successful as the first. After several hours of competitve tennis against the Swansea ladies, Radyr secured their victory in some style with a 6-0 clean sweep.
This is a fantastic result for Radyr Ladies 1 and means they have achieved back to back promotions having only been promoted to Division 1 last year. So let’s give a huge congratulations to the team and wish them every success in the Premier League in 2018.

Well done ladies!