July 25, 2011
Burnham-On-Sea tennis player wins top tournament
Megan Rundle from Burnham-On-Sea's Avenue Tennis Club Academy
was celebrating this week after a fantastic win at the Bournemouth
The youngster is pictured being congratulated by participants
during the first day of the club's annual Summer Holiday Tennis
Camp this week.
won her age category after several closely-fought games on her
way to the final.
In the semi-final, at 9-7 down, she played well under pressure
to take the next four points and win by two clear points.
The standard of the LTA Grade 3 tournament was very high and
in the final Megan faced the girl who had beaten her in her first
box match 11-9. But she kept her cool and used her power and control
to win the match 10-6 and lift the trophy.
Parents Scott and Clare watched on with a mixture of excitement
and pride, with her mother telling Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We're
very proud of her achievements over the last year. She's won over
12 tournaments with this one being the furthest she has travelled
Coach, Vinny Duddy, who is also Avenue Head Coach, said he was
pleased for her. "She has really worked hard to get to where
she is and I was very pleased for Megan's parents who have been
making a huge commitment in getting her to training and off to
the tournaments around the country."
Meanwhile, the club's Summer Holiday Junior Tennis Camp is underway
and is now running for three weeks over the school summer holidays
between 25th July and 26th August.
Some places are still available and the club is also running
a new members deal during July where new members can join the
club for half the normal price.
During 10th-14th August the club will also be running its Annual
Open Adult Competition where competitors from all over the country
will be attending. The following week (15th 21st August)
will see the 93rd Burnham On Sea Junior Open Tennis Tournament
taking place where juniors from all over the UK will compete in
the LTA Grade 3 competition.
More details of all the events and tennis coaching courses at
the Avenue Tennis Club are available by calling 01278 782758.