Busy week for Windsor's young tennis stars
12:01pm Tuesday 3rd September 2013 in Sport
PENARTH'S Windsor Lawn Tennis Club held its much anticipated and prestigious junior championships during the last week of the summer holidays, with a high standard of play ensuring a great end to the season.
More than 75 entries were received from the youngest eight and under Mini Red players though to experienced 18 and unders. As well as competing in the 350-plus matches during the week, the children also filled their days with watching others, playing various games and enjoying food served from the club kitchens.
Before the presentations for the main events, club chairman Jason Richards expressed thanks to tournament referee Robert Wedlake, the team of parents who supported the event, both on and off court, and the club's tennis leaders who helped look after younger players.
Head coach Robert Wedlake announced the following special awards:
Aegon League winners - WLTC eight and under mixed, nine and under mixed and 14 and under girls' teams. All received pennants from Tennis Wales.
Most mini matches: Addy Bradley-Glinister.
Most junior matches: Seren Marsh.
Sportsmanship award: William Marsh.
Most improved boy: Thomas Griffith.
Most improved girl: Bella Macintyre.
Players of the month: Anna Jones and Niamh Sweeney.
The tournament represented an extremely busy week for several juniors, many of whom were also involved in the Welsh Junior Championships in Cardiff.
Eighteen Windsor members took part, with stand-out performances from: Addy Bradley-Glinister and Leo Sullivan - eight and under (quarter-finalists); Addy Bradley-Glinister - nine and under (last 16); Max Bradley Glinister - ten and under (last 16); Jack Ritchie - ten and under (last 16); Alex Lewis - ten and under (semi-finalist) and Morgan Williams and Tom Bellingam - 18 and under (doubles finalists).
The WLTC coaching programme resumes on Saturday, September 7, with the junior morning from 9.30am and coaching classes running throughout the week. For more information visit www.tennissquad.net