compete in mini green tennis tournament
Avenue Tennis Club held its annuual Mini Green Trophies Tournament
on Sunday (September 25th).
The three players who entered were all playing in their first
ever green ball tournament which sees the player playing full
court with a partially decompressed ball.
Mason Parker (pictured centre) managed to come out the victor
on the day, beating Ellie May Vohra 2-4, 4-1 and 4-0 having had
a walk over win against Spencer Cole who had had to retire ill.
Spencer had started the tournament against Ellie May and lost
4-2, 4-2 and played a marathon match of over 1.5 hours with one
service game taking over 20 minutes as both players went from
deuce to advantage and back.
Head Coach Vinny Duddy referreed the event and applauded the
players for their efforts and thanked their parents for bringing
He said it is great to see the players move up through the LTA
approved balls from Mini Red (up to age 8), to Mini Orange (8
9) to green ball (10) and then finally to full ball at
He added that the different types of balls and court sizes allow
children to learn not only good technique but also good tactics
and strategies to win.
The club runs tournaments for all the different age groups with
the next Red (11am), Orange (1pm) and Green (3pm) tournaments
being run on Sunday 30th October and 27th November.