The Academy’s girls 18 and under tennis team have won the LTA AEGON National Premier League North and today (18 July 2015) go through to the national finals at Roehamton where the top 4 teams in the country battle out the finals.
Their 14 and under team missed getting to the national finals by 1 match
The team train at the Academy every Friday and Saturday evening and have, from August 2014, developed a record year of achievement at tournaments and team events.
Student Victoria Lapthorne is 64 in the current national ranking list and Yorkshire under 14 champion and runner up at 16 and under.
Sofie Woon is 85 in the national ranking list and current Yorkshire under 16 champion and won the Scottish junior open doubles title last month.
Serena Nash is former British number 1 at under 16 and now number 10 at under 18. Serena won a British tour event this year at Paddington.
Chloe Chawner is national number 77 and came 2nd at The Yorkshire under 14 behind Victoria Lapthorne.
Lidia Burrows is number 29 on the national ranking list.
Between these girls and the rest of The Academy students they either won or finished runner up at over 50 junior tournaments over the past year.
Head of tennis at the Acadamy, Chris Paraskos said:
We have had a spectacular year with our U18 girls winning AEGON Premier league North and reaching the UK top 4 finals. Our U14 missed out by one match losing at the International performance centre at Bolton.
Our local AEGON junior tennis teams girls U16, boys U16 and boys U12 teams all won their divisions all unbeaten over this season.