A local property industry professional has helped a Solihull tennis club to clinch victory in the Warwickshire Men’s Veteran’s League for the fourth consecutive year - with one match still to play!
James Shelley, client services director at property consultancy Wakemans, played for the A team at Knowle & Dorridge Racquets Club. Along with Alistair Clark, managing director of AC Lloyd Homes and the club’s captain, he helped to post 11 wins and two draws in the club’s 13 matches to date.
Following a recent 3-1 win against Edgbaston Priory Club, Knowle and Dorridge Racquets Club has secured an unassailable lead and enough points to claim the Division 1 crown.
James Shelley said: “One of the main reasons for Knowle & Dorridge Racquets Club’s continued success is the fact that the A team is comprised of a group of senior Warwickshire county players who are focussed on self-improvement. It is their commitment to the sport that has delivered this season’s excellent set of results.”
Alistair Clark added: “Our members relish the challenge that the Warwickshire Men’s Veteran’s League offers and it’s gratifying that they’re willing to put in the practice hours so that Knowle and Dorridge Racquets Club is able to field its best possible team.”
The winning streak now stretches back to the 2016/17 season, although Knowle and Dorridge Racquets Club also laid claim to the Warwickshire Men’s Veterans League Division 1 championship between 2009 and 2012.
The Warwickshire Men’s Veterans League is open to tennis players aged 45 and over and during the 2019/20 season was contested by Nuneaton Lawn Tennis Club, Leamington Tennis & Squash Club, Four Oaks Tennis Club, Knowle & Dorridge Racquets Club, Beechwood Lawn Tennis Club, Stratford-on-Avon Lawn Tennis Club and Edgbaston Priory Club.
Photo Caption: James Shelley of Wakemans (4th left) and Alistair Clark of AC Lloyd Homes (2nd right) are pictured with Knowle & Dorridge Racquets Club’s championship winning team.
"One of the main reasons for Knowle & Dorridge Racquets Clubs continued success is the fact that the A team is comprised of a group of senior Warwickshire county players focussed on self-improvement."
James Shelley, client services director, Wakemans