TENNIS: A NANTWICH Tennis Club player is hoping for some Turkish delight after being selected to represent Great Britain.
Sue Winters has been named in the GB Over 50s team which will travel to Turkey for the World Championships in May.
She will be part of a three-strong team and will compete in singles and doubles matches.
Sue said: 'I didn't expect this and it will be wonderful to go and play tennis in Turkey. Two years ago, I hadn't represented England, so to be playing for Great Britain is a real honour.
'The tournament will take place on clay courts in Anatolia and will last for a week. I can think of worse things to do!'
Last year, Sue made her debut for England in the Home International series at Solihull and won all her matches.
She continued her rich vein of form at the British Open Indoor Veterans Championships at Dudley in January, where she reached the final, seeing off the number one and number four seeds before losing to number two seed Pauline Fisher at the final hurdle.
Partnered by Marjorie Love, Winters was also the losing finalist in the doubles.
And she impressed the selectors by finishing runnerup in the singles and doubles events in the Scottish Open Veterans Indoor Championships.
Most recently, she took four titles at the Cheshire County Veterans Championships.
Sue, who has captained Cheshire Veterans for the past three years, will be joined in the Great Britain team by Hereford and Worcester player Fisher and Sussex star Francis Candy.
'All three of us are English, which isn't always the case in the Great Britain team,' she said.
'I know Pauline and we will be looking forward to playing people from all over the world. Everyone at Nantwich Tennis Club is thrilled for me. It is very exciting.'
The Nantwich flag continued to fly high when Winters teamed up with club coach Nicola Herbert in the Cheshire County Veteran Championships at the David Lloyd Centre at Cheshire Oaks.
Herbert won the Over 35s singles event, while Winters won the Over 50s singles before the duo paired up to win the Over 35s doubles title.
Winters completed a clean sweep of titles by joining forces with Cindy Fryer to take the Over 50 doubles title and Paul King to claim the Veterans mixed doubles crown.
Nantwich Tennis Club has a very strong field of veteran players, including Val Hutton, Alma A'Court and Derek Heathcote, who also played in the tournament but lost in their respective finals.