April has seen James Davis gain his first world ranking points.
James reached the final at the Sutton Easter Grade 2 Tournament in the 16U draw by knocking out the number 1 seed, Troy Dixon(3.2) in the semi finals, 6-1, 6-1. In the final he met Piers Foley and after a close match which have gone either way Piers managed to take the title 4-6, 4-6.
This performance at Sutton saw him gain a wildcard into the Aegon Junior International at Nottingham. This was James’ s first international event. In the first round he met Vlad Onita from Romania. Although James played well Vlad used his greater experience to just edge ahead and take the match 4-6, 4-6.
In the doubles James partnered Robert Leck and together they reached the quarterfinals by beating Angus Bradshaw and Sean Evans 6-4, 6-4, this saw him successfully gain his first junior world ranking points.
James is the second Appeti player to have achieved a world ranking. Ffion Newberry also gained world ranking points as a junior player and now coaches with Appeti Tennis at our Canterbury centre.
It is exciting that there are many younger Appeti players hot on James' tail who are aspiring to follow in his footsteps.
James, who is also 2nd in the country at 14U as well as being number one in Kent for both 14U and 16U, started his tennis career with Appeti Tennis aged 5 years and has been coached by Richard Myall since then.
We would like to congratulate James on his continued success.