Success served up by young Sodbury Tennis Club players

August 01 2015

YOUNG players were in the spotlight at an open day run by Sodbury Tennis Club, with certificates presented to the winners of a children’s competition.

Young tennis players

YOUNG players were in the spotlight at an open day run by Sodbury Tennis Club, with certificates presented to the winners of a children’s competition.
The event was the club’s second open day of the season and local people were invited to see the facilities on offer.
Club officials said it was encouraging to see new faces of all ages taking part in the activities on offer during the day.
A focal point was the award of certificates to those who took part in the Road to Wimbledon contest, a nationally-run challenge open to boys and girls aged 11-14 at all tennis clubs.
For several of the girls it was their first taste of competition, the final involving closely matched Abigail Matthews and Eleanor Finch, with Abigail winning 7-6 after a tie-break.
The boys’ final was between Archie Williams and Toby Kinnerly, with Toby making it third time lucky after being the runner-up for the previous two years.
Victory for the winners secured their places in the county round of the competition and they received their certificates from the club’s women’s and men’s captains, Annie Griffin and Martin Coulthard.