Cross in Hand Tennis Club has triumphant summer season

21st August

Players from Cross in Hand Tennis Club have proved they are some of the best in the area after coming top in the Horam League this year.

Cross in Hand tennis players
Suzi Christie, Phil Little, Jo Broad, James Smith and Andrea Law

At the Horam League finals held at Horsted Keynes Tennis Club recently the ladies doubles team of Andrea Law and Suzi Christie beat a pair from Crowborough in straight sets while husband and wife team James Smith and Jo Broad reached the finals of the mixed doubles losing to a very experienced Groombridge pair.

Cross in Hand won the Horam League team titles for Division 1 and Division 2

Andrea Law and Suzi Christie

Meanwhile Cross in Hand women’s teams have been doing really well with the first team coming top of their division and anticipating promotion and the second team also coming top in their division.  The ladies 3rd team and after completing all their matches are a respectable 4th out of a table of 7.

The men’s first team came third in their division and the men’s 2nd and 3rd teams stayed in the Sussex league divisions.

In the Mike Comber Mixed Over 45s the team has won all their matches in the group and is through to a play offs against the winner of the other group.

The Wealden Mixed team has been victorious in all matches with a few still to go during late Summer and Autumn.

Organised by Tennis Director Nick Andrews of Elevate Tennis Coaching, Cross In Hand entered a Boys 14&U and 16&U team into the Sussex inter-club team event, which took place between April and July this year. All players did their club proud showing great sportsmanship and all played amazingly well. Our 14&U team found themselves in at the deep end as they were all in their first year competing in that age group but all fought hard and the team finished the competition in 4th place. The 16&U team has some fantastic battles and just missed out on winner their division, just two points in it.

Club Chairman Chris Groom said: “I am extremely proud of what our players have achieved this season. There has been some fantastic tennis played and I’d like to thank everyone who competed and represented the club this season. I’d also like to thank the team captains who have organised the players and everyone else such as our Committee Members who have kept the club going – all in a voluntary capacity.”

Cross in Hand is always on the look out for new players – whether they are experienced or new to the game. Go to