OVER 80 youngsters, at Solihull Arden, were showcasing their skills, at the recent annual junior club championships.
During the past few years the Sharmans Cross Road club have produced players who have reached the top of the British junior rankings, and the future looks bright for some of the current members.
Tom Baldwin and Alannah Griffin, who both won the under-14 singles event, have been put forward in the Road to Wimbledon Challenge 2009.
Oliver Griffin is also continuing to impress after winning the under-18 boys singles event for a second successive year.
Bronte Dufour and Mason Recci won the under 12 singles titles, but it was the doubles events that brought the most entertainment.
Finlay Geelan, and Bronte Dufour, Alannah Griffin, and Andrew Lenton, Ashwini Foster, and Oliver Griffin, were all winners in the mixed doubles under 12, 14, 18 age groups.
In the girls’ doubles Charlie Richardson, and Rebecca Xia, won a close fought final against Jasmine Ancell, and Bronte Dufour. In the boys doubles Todd Bonehill, and Mason Recci, beat Joe Ellis, and Finlay Geelan, whilst Devan Nayar, and Andrew Lenton, had a tight match, but managed to beat Charlie Song, and David Melvin.
The Mini Tennis Red event also attracted over 25 entries which is an illustration of the strength in depth that the club has.
Solihull Arden Club are holding an action-packed open day on Saturday, June 27, from 11-00am until 5-00pm.
For more information call: 0121 704 9451.