EVESHAM share the lead at the top of the Wildmoor Spa Tennis League Premier Division with reigning champions Stratford as both recorded 3-1 wins on the opening day.

The Vale club’s victory was at newly-promoted HDA of Redditch while Stratford’s success was at home to Ardencote Manor.

Henley-in-Arden opened their season with a 3-1 victory at home to Moreton-in-Marsh and Alcester A and Alcester B drew 2-2.

Evesham captain and veteran Ray Foster-Morison, partnering Chris Francis, began with a 6-4, 6-3, win over Terry Iduitua and Andrew Hanson but then lost 6-2, 6-2 to Thomas Cop and Matthew Cutler.

The other pair of Andrew Crowther and Julian Heath won 6-2, 6-4 against Cop and Cutler and 6-0, 6-0 over Iduitua and Hanson.

Henley skipper Brett Mackay and Sam Turner squeezed past Moreton’s James Elliott and Greg Stotesbury 6-4, 3-6, 1-0, before beating Brian Lomas and Chris Adams 6-3, 6-2.

Oli Didlick and Tom Griffiths also needed a tie-break to win 6-7, 6-1, 1-0 over Lomas and Adams but then went down 6-1, 6-2 to Elliott and Stotesbury.

In Division One Chipping Campden took an early lead in the table when they beat hosts Ardencote Manor B 4-0.

The matches between Claverdon versus Pershore and Littletons against Studley both resulted in 2-2 draws.

Division Two saw Henley B top their table with a 4-0 home win over Inkberrow A while FISSC drew 2-2 with Shipston A.

Pershore B entertained Inkberrow B in a competitive 2-2 Division Three draw.

Moreton-in-Marsh B showed the way in Division Four with a 4-0 home win over sister side Moreton C.

Joining them at the top are Bidford-on-Avon A who also beat their sister side Bidford B 4-0.

Wildmoor Spa A opened their season with a 3-1 victory at Evesham B.

Inkberrow C were at home to HDA C of Redditch resulting in a 2-2 draw.

In Division Five Shipston B and Chipping Campden C share top spot after they both recorded 4-0 home wins over HDA D Redditch and Henley C respectively.

New side Tysoe entertained Inkberrow D and enjoyed a 3-1 win in their first match.