Published: September 27, 2011
Burnham youngsters compete in mini green tennis tournament

Burnham-On-Sea's 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 them along.

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 age 11.

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.

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