WIVENHOE Tennis Club's boys are performing well against the odds, in the under-18 Aegon League.

They have faced up to the challenge well in a group where they all have at least a couple of years' disadvantage against most of their competitors.

Despite that, they have performed well again this year under the guidance of club coach, Jamie Champion.

At home against a strong Old Chelmsfordians team, Wivenhoe narrowly lost out 7-6 after being defeated in the final round 'shoot out'.

Playing away to a strong Cranston Park team, Wivenhoe's boys fought hard but lost 8-4 with the age and experience difference proving crucial.

However, the effort they have put in on the training courts paid off at home against Colchester Officers Club, with a fine 10-2 victory.

Coach Champion is helping to develop a squad of youngsters to compete in various arenas.

Although he is very proud of this current boys team, he continues to assist the development of other youngsters.

He has some younger boys and girls who he feels sure will continue to improve and Wivenhoe TC will have a bright future, as they develop.

Champion can be contacted on 07894 333651 for further details about his coaching.

Wivenhoe's Men's A team have suffered with the weather and have yet to play a match, in the Colchester and District League.

Wivenhoe's Men's B team, which is helped by the youngsters, beat Spring Lane B 6-3 but lost out 7-2 at Dedham B.

Wivenhoe's newly-formed Ladies B team has started well and beat Kirby B, 5-4.

Coach Champion views the team as a sign of continuing progression at Wivenhoe TC.

He said: "We will continue to give opportunity to as wide a scope of players of different abilities and experience as possible and this can be seen in the growing number of teams we are now fielding."