LEXDEN Rackets and Fitness Club A looks set to be playing in the Stringers World Colchester and District Tennis League premier division next season.

They beat Spring Lane B, 9-0 to boost their chances of playing in the top flight.

Wivenhoe A, with games in hand, could still catch them and will have to hope that their bad luck with rained off matches does not hinder their chances.

Lexden Hill B have finished any hope Kirby B had of challenging Wivenhoe B at the top of division three when they beat them, 6-3.

Wivenhoe B remain undefeated in this league after a 7-2 victory at Spring Lane C.

Also unbeaten are division four champions, Lexden R & F Club B, their latest victory, 8-1 against The Officers' Club D.

Lexden R & F Club A guaranteed their survival in the ladies' premier division when they won the relegation battle with The Essex B, 7-2.

Lynn Lennard-Jones and Shauna Kelly dropped just two games in a vital victory.

Although not yet certain of promotion, Lexden R & F Club B remain unbeaten in division one after winning 6-3 against Lexden Hill B.

Dedham B are still chasing top spot and an 8-1 win at Kirby B keeps them in with a chance.

Spring Lane A are only a point behind leaders, The Officers' Club A, following their 6-3 victory at Lexden R & F Club C but have played a match more.

The David Lloyd Club have finished their first league season with promotion from division five and only dropping four sets in six matches.

The chances of Dedham B avoiding relegation from mixed division two were severely hit when they lost 8-1 at The Essex C.

The Officers' Club B are in the mix to win division four after defeating Spring Lane C 8-1 but need to win their game in hand.

Little Clacton have continued their revival and are now top after beating Kirby C, 7-2.