First match joy for tennis captain Thompson

Gildredge tennis team
Gildredge tennis team

Eastbourne’s newest tennis club in Gildredge Park have won their first first ever Ladies Sussex League match.

Eastbourne’s ladies team played against the Southdown Club in Lewes on Sunday and won all four matches.

Julie Thompson, Tennis in the Park’s Ladies Team Captain, said, “We are really pleased to make such a positive start to our first inter club season.

“The team played very well together and are very proud to represent such a fantastic local club.”

Tennis in the Park is family focused and attracts new players to the game.

The team consisted of Chloe Allistone, Julie Thompson, Lesley Bosly and Lisa Tomasetti, all of whom have only been playing for a couple of years.

Francis Mackie, the clubs head coach and former Seniors British No1 and Great Britain Captain, said, “We are very proud of all our players. Tennis in the Park provides tennis to everyone without the elitism and stuffiness normally associated with tennis clubs.

“It is great to see players who are new to the game having such success and fun”.

The club is currently offering everyone a free introductory session with a coach and welcomes all new players. Call 07837-890429 or visit for more information.

RIGHT: Winning team