Impressive juniors rise to the challenge - The Evesham Observer

Impressive juniors rise to the challenge

Evesham Editorial 11th Jan, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016   0

THE TEAM at Pershore Tennis Centre are celebrating a great start to the new year in the shape of some ace junior results.

Young Caoimhe Guppy played in a Grade 3, regional level, Orange tournament for nine and unders in Shrewsbury over Christmas and she won through three rounds of matches to reach the final and went on to play superb tennis to beat the number one seed Mingge Xu 7-5, 7-3.

In the same tournament, Pershore’s Briony Dando lost her first round match so went into the consolation draw. From there, she won her next three matches to claim victory in the consolation draw.

These are fantastic results for Pershore Tennis Centre’s juniors at such a high level of competition.

In the near future Caoimhe is playing in another Grade 3 competition and is hoping to be accepted into her second National Grade 2 level competition in Roehampton.

Pershore Tennis Centre aims to encourage more people to play tennis through offering free opportunities to play. Anyone who wants to give the sport a try should visit Pershore Tennis Centre, call 01386 556677 or visit to find out more about the club’s upcoming events as well as regular sessions, lessons and holiday camps.

Chair of Wychavon District Council, Val Wood, said: “It’s a fantastic facility just a short walk from Pershore Town Centre, set in beautiful surroundings and providing both outdoor and indoor courts, together with a well-stocked clubhouse.

“Opportunities are provided for all age groups from children to ‘super vets’ (over 60) and I would encourage everyone to pick up a racket and have a go. It’s a great way to keep healthy and have fun.”

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