August 2010 - The Essex Open 2010

The first week of the Appeti Summer Tour saw 12 of our players heading to the courts at Billericay for The Essex Open 2010. Some solid performances were put in by a number of our players and their hard work over the year showed by the improvement in their game.

Coaches Eb, Richard and Faye camped at the tournament with seven players. Mornings and evenings were spent chopping wood, building fires and cooking. All the players worked as hard at the camp site as they did on court!

Well done to all of you who competed but particularly to James Davis who won his first Grade 3 main draw event. James was seeded fourth and played some great tennis over the week to take the 12 and Under Boys title after beating Finn Bass from Hertfordshire in the final, 6-2, 6-4.

Kate Robertson also had a good week reaching both the 18 and under Girls consolation final and along with team mate Hannah Tonry the Ladies Doubles final.

We’d like to thank David Fuchs and his team from Tennis Services UK for such a well managed tournament and everyone at Billericay Tennis Club for making us all so welcome.

What a great start to the summer!

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