tennis club's festival proves a hit with young players
20 young tennis players in Burnham-On-Sea have taken part in a
tournament in the town.
The Avenue Tennis Club held a festival of tennis this month for
junior players at the club, with 26 taking part in match-play
A couple of the club's mini red (under 8) players got their first
taste of competitive tennis with some matches played on a shorter
court and with a slower/ low bouncing ball. Organisers said it
was great to see the players learning how to score themselves
and develop good sportsmanship.
There was also a competition for the club's mini orange (9 and
under) players. Eight players battled it out on the courts for
three hours with Theo Clarke emerging as the eventual winner.
The standard of play was excellent, said the organisers.
mini green (10 and under) contest was also held for another eight
players. The standard was exceptional from all the young players,
cumulating in an emotional final between Josh Proctor and Orange
champion Theo Clarke. Every game seemed to go to deuce and the
4 games to love score line did not do justice to the two gladiator,
but running on empty Theo was crowned green ball king.
under 14s and under 18s also battled it out in match play sessions.
Head Coach Jonny Horn was even stretched by some of the Under
18 players with narrow victories.
"Playing competitive matches is such an important part of
sport and at Avenue LTC we will be hosting more and more tournaments
and match play sessions for our juniors and adults in the future,"
said a spokeswoman.
The club's next tournaments will be on the weekend of 29/30 November.
Log in to the LTA website to enter. Entry is free to Avenue members.
Pictured: Theo Clarke receiving his second trophy for the
green ball round of the tournament and, above, the young players