British tennis is being inspired by Andy Murray’s success in this year’s Wimbledon, which has a ripple effect across the country...especially at Stony Stratford Tennis Club!
It’s very important clubs across the country take full advantage of the media hype that tennis attracts and Stony Stratford based Tennis Works, who provide coaching in and around the Milton Keynes area, have been overwhelmed with the amount of enquiries into the sport. On Sunday 1st July, the club held their second Open Day of the year, attracting 100 people throughout the 2 hours with all looking to getting into the game whether it is for fun, fitness, competition or good old social play.
But while Murray is making his way through the draw at SW19, local junior talent are also making a name for themselves. 11 year old Emily Honor (pictured on the right with the trophy) who lives in Winslow and has trained with Tennis Works since the age of 5, won a 12 and Under Grade 4 LTA Junior Tournament in Oxford last Friday. She played some very effective tennis to make her way into the semi finals where she lost the first set against an opponent who she has always fallen short against. Emily showed great character and consistency to turn the match around and won in the tiebreaker. With confidence high, she won the final 6-1, 6-2 to take the title to add to her collection this year. Her coach is John Cavill, the Director of Tennis for Tennis Works and Stony Stratford Tennis Club, who said, “Emily’s commitment to early morning sessions and returning to train after school is starting to pay off. She has a great attitude and lots of potential, so these tournament wins are great for confidence. As the summer holidays approach, we will try and get her compete in higher level events to ensure she keeps fighting to improve and progress, so I’m looking forward to the next few months.”
Competition is fun and exciting as tennis is a battle of physical and mental strengths whether you are an international tennis star playing on the grass courts of Wimbledon or a recreational junior player on the artificial grass of Stony Stratford! The club holds regular tournaments and last Sunday juniors from the club competed in a Match Play event to
help improve their LTA ratings and gain competitive experience to develop their game. The Boys 14 and Under B team were also in action on Sunday with Matt Kohli and Bradley Webb (picture left) in action at Olney. The boys took their doubles match 4-2, 5-3 and then Matt had a tough encounter which he lost, leaving the tie at 1-1. Bradley played some solid tennis to take the first set 4-1 but a close second set went to a tiebreak which Bradley managed to win to take the overall match for the team.
Giving people the opportunity to play tennis is top of Stony Stratford Tennis Club and Tennis Works’ priorities and the club is running another Open Day between 2 and 4pm on Saturday 28th July, so give it a go and enjoy some free professional coaching by calling 0203 286 5590 or going to www.tennisworks.net/stony
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