Burnham-On-Sea tennis player impresses at tournament
young Burnham-On-Sea tennis player has been praised after coming
runner-up in a regional tennis tournament.
Bougourd, 7, is the newest member of Burnham-On-Sea's Nathan Edwards
Tennis Academy and competed in the annual David Lloyd Christmas
Tournament over the holiday period.
Edwards of the Nathan Edwards Tennis Academy told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"What we saw was a raw talent and a litle boy who showed
amazing intensity, tenacity and focus when he played so were very
pleased to take him onboard. He has progressed very quickly, and
with the individual coaching of Jamie Allen improving his technique,
he has become one of our strongest players and a real prospect
for the future."
his first red ball tournament at the David Lloyd Centre in Long
Ashton, he won three out of five matches, an excellent result
against high class opponents. He followed this up at the David
Lloyd Christmas Tournament by coming runner-up, winning 4 out
of 5 matches in the round robin draw.
added: "Johnnie is the first of our red ball players to start
competing and we hope he will lead the way for the others. The
Academy has five red ball players who are all showing great potential."
academy currently has three vacancies to fill and is keen to find
Pictured above is Johnnie being presented with his certificate
and prize by Jess Budd, the referee. Jess was Nathan Edwards'
girlfriend and is now on a tennis scholarship to an American University