Butler receives award after ten years’ service

An engraved hip flask was presented to Richard Butler for ten years' service with the Wildmoor Spa Tennis League.

THE Wildmoor Spa Tennis League has presented a long service award to one of their committee members.

An engraved hip flask was presented to their division four organiser Richard Butler, of Claverdon Tennis Club, for ten years’ service.

Aside from the league role, Butler has also been the Claverdon A team secretary and captain in the league for the previous 13 years since taking on that job in 2004.

“Richard thoroughly deserves the award for all the effort and service he has given to both league and club over this period,” said league secretary Corin Bishop.

“The league hope he will continue with his valuable role for division four for many years to come.”

The league, which covers the south Warwickshire and district areas of the midlands including parts of Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, also stages an inter-league Charity Cup final between the winners of this league and the Winter League.

It consists of two men’s doubles pairs per team and has now expanded to record levels with 48 teams competing in six divisions each with eight teams in each.

It also runs a junior competition, containing 16 teams split into four pools. The junior competition began in March while the men’s league begins later this month.