THE Halstead and District League winter fixtures got under way with Braintree Tennis Club’s 14-and-under boys' A team at home to Dunmow.

Braintree’s team of William Parker, Joshua Hamilton, Harry Briffa and Ethan Sutherland (pictured below) managed to secure a 4-2 win.

However, they had to battle against an away team who did their club proud having brought some younger players along to the tie.

Several of the matches were very close, in particular the singles involving Sutherland who defeated his opponent 10-8 in the third-set decider.