Ladies maintain club’s winning tradition

Sam Smith, Laura Reekie and Mark Cox
Sam Smith, Laura Reekie and Mark Cox

Oakham Tennis Club’s ladies were among the prizewinners at the Leicestershire Tennis Awards recently.

Laura Reekie collected the Ladies Second team winter league award on behalf of the team at Leicester 
Tigers’ Welford Road stadium.

Former international player and UK number one, Sam Smith presented the award alongside the president of Tennis in Leicestershire, and former Davis Cup player, Mark Cox.

Leicestershire’s over 35’s team, which features Oakham’s director of coaching Ralph Clarke, received their Top of the League Trophy at the awards.

The Rutland club has a good record at the awards and Laura Reekie said: “Oakham Tennis Club has featured nearly every year since the awards evening was introduced. Its many teams have done well in competitions throughout the season.

She added: “Everyone is welcome to play tennis 52 weeks of the year at The Vale, with coaching sessions always available.”