The January academy social saw 26 players, parents and coaches taking to the courts for our first sponge ball tournament of the year. We were also pleased to be joined by David Fuchs from Tennis Services Uk for his first experience of playing in a sponge ball event!
The first round of boxes saw everyone eager to put their skills to the test with our mini tennis players really showing how they are the future of the game! After some fiercely competitive matches the top two from each box went on to the play off stages whilst everyone else was arranged into groups for some additional games.
Although our younger players really played well the semi finals proved to be a rerun of our November sponge ball with Richard Myall meeting Ffion Newberry in one match whilst Tim Bean faced Graham Hunt in the other. After two very close games Tim and Richard won through to meet in the final. After some long great points which pushed both players Tim eventually took the title 10-8.
The evening finished with a fish and chip supper from Marino’s fish bar.
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