t was great to see so many of our academy youngsters and their parents competing at our recent Sponge Ball Event.
The 31 players were divided into seven boxes for the first round with the top two competitors in each group progressing through to the main draw whilst everyone else headed towards the consolation rounds.
After some very close matches which saw last years finalists Jamie and Seb being knocked out the semi finalists were decided. The first match saw Dushan Sreckovic facing Ffion Newberry whilst on the other court Tim Bean up against Graham Hunt. After two extremely close matches Dushan was just able to edge ahead and take his place in the final and Graham just lost out to Tim who secured the other place.
Therefore the final saw Dushan drawn against his coach to see who could take the title! The match proved to be an exciting affair with Dushan making Tim work for every point. However after a real battle Tim won through to become the Appeti Tennis Sponge Ball Champion for 2013!
The evening rounded off with everyone enjoying Marino’s Fish and Chips whilst sharing stories about their evening!
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