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Aiden Coopman returning a shot in an indoors tennis match
Tennis Wales

Welsh national junior team selected to play South & South West region


An U11 Welsh team will take to the courts against the south & south west English region this weekend. The match will be part of a round of inter-regional and national matches organised by the LTA National Performance team with six other regions also competing against each other at various venues across GB.

The Welsh team will consist of four boys (Evan Lendrum, Aiden Coopman, Max Cichon and Niall Pickerd-Barua) and four girls (Evelyn Kirkham, Adrianna Sophos, Gwen McHugh and Awen Gwilym-Davies). Chris Lewis, Tennis Wales’ Head of Performance and Fran Lewis, Head Coach Swansea RPDC will captain the team against what will be a very competitive south west team led by former British number one, Chris Wilkinson.

The match will be held outdoors and conducted in line with current LTA social distancing guidelines to ensure that it can take place as safely as possible.

Chris Lewis said “After such a difficult period for everyone it will be great to see a team wearing the red of Wales competing on the courts again. Wales are proud to be involved in these regional matches which always provide an excellent development opportunity for our players.”

The match will take place on the artificial clay courts at the University of Bath and will consist of a combination of singles and doubles play. Players will be assisted with their preparation and reviewing of their matches as well as captains being allowed onto court to offer advice at change of ends.

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