THE final weeks of August saw several junior and senior members from Penarth Windsor Lawn Tennis Club compete in national competitions both within and outside Wales, with outstanding success for the Larkwood Avenue players.

Windsor had nine representatives who made the long trip to Wrexham Tennis Centre for the Welsh Championships. Lana Bockelmann-Evans, Mali Gilani, Matthias Ruggles, Alexander Clark, Seb Griffiths, Neirin Gilani, Addy Bradley Glinister, Zac Essenhigh and Felix Bockelmann-Evans all took part in the LTA Regional level event against players from throughout the country with dreams of becoming Welsh champion. Many made it through to the final stages including Runners-Up places in both the 12 and under and 14 and under boys doubles for Addy and Zac, a 12and under singles runner-up finish for Addy, third place for Zac in both 12 and under and 14 and under singles, and fourth place for Felix in the 10 and under Singles. There was an impressive third consecutive Welsh title for Neirin Gilani, who having won both the eight and under and nine and under events in previous years, was number one seed for the event.

At the grass courts of Surbiton, Peter Boshier-Jones took part in the British Seniors Championships. Fresh on the back of his selection for the Great Britain squad for the World Championships in Orlando, Peter scooped the runners-up place in the 80+ singles, edged out by fellow GB representative Don Shears.

The national level success didn’t end there, as Ladies first team captain Ellie Lewis represented Somerset in the annual inter-counties championships at Eastbourne. Competing in the top division against Devon, Middlesex and Dorset, Ellie and partner Rachel Apsey helped guide Somerset to the national title.

Head coach Robert Wedlake was delighted with the performances of all members in summer season competitions; "From local level mini tennis events to national competitions such as these, the club is rightfully proud of its reputation in helping to develop tennis players of all ages. We congratulate all our members on their achievements, especially Neirin for winning a third national title."

Windsor LTC will be hosting its own competition in the coming weeks as it stages the inaugural Penarth Cup, a joint initiative with Penarth LTC (Rectory Road) with 24 players from each venue taking part in a team event, with spectators invited to see Penarth’s finest do battle. Doors open at 2pm on Saturday, September 16 with the bar open all afternoon.