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Jay Clarke by James Jordan Photography
Find out which juniors have reached the latter stages of junior ITF and Tennis Europe events around the world.
Players still competing are: Alexander Sendegeya (ITF Grade 4 USA – Boys’ singles & doubles) Evan Hoyt, Beth Askew (ITF Grade 2 Italy – Boys’ & girls’ singles & doubles) Maia Lumsden, Gabriella Taylor, Katie Swan, Jazzi Plews (Tennis Europe U14 Category 1 Czech Republic – Girls’ singles & doubles) Francesca Jones (Tennis Europe U12 Category 3 Turkey – Girls’ singles).
Jay Clarke - the 14U Tennis Europe No.1
Jay Clarke secured his status at the top of the Tennis Europe 14U boys’ ranking list on Tuesday after two consecutive wins in U14 Category 1 Tennis Europe events, the first in Romania and the second in Italy.
The first event in Romania saw top seed Clarke take the title after defeating compatriot Sam Ferguson 6-7(3), 7-6(2), 6-4 in the final. Clarke also finished as runner-up in the boys doubles with partner Mikael Yemer (SWE).
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A week later Clarke Clarke was back in action in Italy, this time seeded third. After defeating Enrico Dalla Valle (ITA) 7-6(3), 6-4 in the semi-finals, the Briton faced Gian Marco Moroni in the final. Clarke overcame the Italian 7-6(4), 6-4.
Clarke was also successful in the boys’ doubles with partner Kenneth Raisma (EST). The top seeded duo defeated Hungarian fifth seeds Akos Kotorman & Mate Valkusz 6-4, 5-7, 10-0 to claim the winner’s title.
Tennis Europe 14U boys' rankings list.
AEGON Team Tennis Blogs
Every week during the summer, teams and players get involved in in AEGON Team Tennis. Recently David Lindgren, team captain of the Beckford Tennis Club’s 9U mixed team, blogged from a recent match in AEGON Team Tennis Gloucestershire 9&U Mixed Division 2
Freddie serving, with Ben admiring his partner’s action.
Read an excerpt:
Following a hard-fought encounter at East Gloucestershire two weeks ago, Beckford played host to Chalford in our second match of the season. The early start coincided with some rare sunshine, and a gentle breeze provided perfect conditions for tennis. The Chalford team comprised Daniel, Elsie, Felix and Ruben, coached by Charlie Crisp, and representing Beckford were Ben, Freddie, Harry, Ian and Louis, coached by Simon Filiatrault and Liam Gough.
Week 4 - County Tier 9&U Mixed – Beckford Tennis Club
If you wish to submit your own blog simply contact us on: teamtennis@LTA.org.uk
You can also get involved and share your AEGON Team Tennis experiences with us on facebook. If you haven’t already, simply ‘Like’ us and in no more than 200 words, share your mini match report on the Official British Tennis facebook page. Official British Tennis facebook.
AEGON Team Tennis is a singles based team competition for registered places to play. It aims to provide players of all ages (8&U – Open) with regular league matches, against similar standard players in a competitive team environment.
Kids Day at the AEGON Classic
Sunday 10th June at the AEGON Classic is Kids Day supported by Calthorpe Estates and Taylor Wimpey Midlands.
With free admission for all the day sees face painting, live music and a lunchtime BBQ as well as some tennis.
There will also be on court activities:
Match Courts 1 – 4
5 Tennis Courts in Priory School Playing Fields
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