THERE were some superb performances by junior tennis members of Kenilworth Tennis, Squash and Croquet Club at the Warwickshire County Closed 2014, which took place at the LTA’s Billesley Indoor Tennis Centre in Birmingham.
Freddie Davies was crowned county closed U14s boys singles champion after overcoming his doubles partner Arran Trainer in a closely fought final.
Kenilworth Tennis Club also had many notable performances at all age groups. Olie Roe was runner-up and Eleanor Silcock third in the mixed U8s event. Marina Beckinsale was a semi-finalist and third in the girls U9 event.
Lucy Gribben was runner-up in the girls U10s event, with Marina Beckinsale also a semi-finalist. In the boys U10 event Leon Wallis was a semi-finalist, just missing out to Charlie Watson.
In the U12s boys singles event Connor Beckinsale, runner-up in the consolation last year, successfully won the consolation this year.
In the U14s boys doubles event Connor Beckinsale and Matthew Davies were quarter-finalists whilst Matthew’s brother Freddie and Arran went on to be champions. Freddie was also a quarter-finalist in the U16s age group.
Well done to George Baines who was runner-up in the Oxfordshire County Closed U9s and quarter-finalist in the U10s.
Players who also represented the club were Louis and Noah Smithson, Morgan Lang and Connor Checketts. All players are part of Kenilworth’s Performance Tennis Programme and their success is testimony to the efforts of Kenilworth’s Performance Coach Richard Sharman, James Roe and the other tennis coaches at Kenilworth.
James Roe commented: “I could not be more proud of all our juniors and their success this year. Well done all of them. This is our best yet.”
For more information about tennis coaching call James Roe on 07958 278304.