Cornwall ladies over-35s tennis team enjoyed a successful trip to Eastbourne for their annual Inter County Championships at the weekend. The team consisting of Clare Hudson (captain), Sally Balsdon, Amelia Kitchen, Sally Ann Homer and Julie Chappell gained promotion this year with near flawless performances.

Julie kicked off the weekend with a defeat in a ten point tie-break but the team held it together to win every match thereafter over the three days, defeating West of Scotland, Suffolk and Isle of Man.

Newcomer Sally produced a fine display in both singles and doubles partnering Amelia on the first day and Clare on the second. Sally Ann continued her doubles success throughout the weekend alongside Clare and then Amelia. A true team performance showed the opposition that Cornwall really were a force to be reckoned with.

Clare and Sally both gained valuable ratings points with their successes in the singles but most of all the team look forward to playing in the group above next year.