Top tennis talents make finals in Cardiff
7:01pm Tuesday 10th September 2013 in Sport
TWO Gwent tennis prospects made the finals of the Welsh Tennis Championships in Cardiff.
Thomas Davies from Usk Tennis Club was a runner-up with Matthew Sharp of Mold LTC in the under-16 boys doubles, losing to Matthew Lloyd and Matthew Story (Swansea Tennis and Squash Club/ XL Tennis Academy).
And Molly Walsh of Allt Yr Yn LTC was just edged out by Katie Land (Birchwood Leisure & Tennis Complex) in the under-10 girls singles final.
Some 250 players from all over Wales, ranging from under-8 to adults, took part in the prestigious event, hosted by Cardiff Lawn Tennis Club.
In all there were more than 540 matches played and 26 titles decided.
“This is one of the highlights of the Welsh tennis calendar,” said Tennis Wales chief executive, Peter Drew. “It brings together many of our most talented players, and I’m especially pleased that the titles have been shared so widely around the country – it shows the talent is not just concentrated in a few centres.
“It’s also a great inspiration to people of all ages who play tennis recreationally. With new accessible ways to play, such as touchtennis and cardio tennis, which can be played almost anywhere, the sport is reaching a wider public than ever before.”
Information on all aspects of tennis in Wales is available from Tennis Wales at 029 20 463335 or www.lta.org.uk/in-your-area/Wales/ and for regular updates follow Tennis Wales on Twitter @tenniswales
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