Juniors bring home silverware - The Leamington Observer

Juniors bring home silverware

Leamington Editorial 21st Jan, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016   0

LEAMINGTON Tennis and Squash Club’s junior sides have achieved some remarkable results over the last few months with lots of opportunities to take home silverware.

In the youngest competitive age category of 8 and under, the club entered four different teams in the Coventry and South Warwickshire mini leagues.

The youngsters maintained an unbeaten record with the mixed A, B & C teams easily winning their respective divisions as well victory against four other clubs for the girls only team of Sophia Espada, Freya Richardson, Abigail George and Caitlin Jackson.

The mixed A team then went forward to the Warwickshire finals, with Thomas Connell, Sophia Espada, Freya Richardson and Monty Thompson winning some close matches to claim the county title to make it four titles out of the last five for Leamington.

Last weekend the 9 and under boys team of Elliot Edwards and Monty Thompson and the 9 and under girls team of Lara Tripp-Smith and Freya Richardson travelled to Solihull to play in the Warwickshire Finals.

Both teams played some close singles and doubles matches with the boys taking the title 4-1 against Virgin Coventry and the girls a very tense 3-2 win over Rugby.

For the last of the mini tennis age categories – 10 and under, two girls teams reached the semi-finals where both closely lost out. The boys team of Dylan Pillinger and Sam Parsons are playing the county final at the end of January against Virgin Coventry.

There have also been some fantastic individual results, with wins at Grade 5 tournaments for Sam Parsons (10 and under), Monty Thompson (9 and under) and Thomas Connell (8 & 9 and under).

At the higher level Grade 4 tournaments Max Hurtubise took a victory at the 12 and under category and Abigail George at a mixed 8 and under event.

Dylan Pillinger took home the trophy at three 10 and under events, before getting the outstanding result of 9 and under runner-up at National Grade 2 event in Leeds just before Christmas.

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