South Wales youngsters win at Mini Tennis finals

Young players from across South Wales were among the winners at the Winter County Tour Mini Tennis finals.

The Mini Tennis Orange finals, for players aged 8 and 9, were held at Virgin Active Cardiff, and the Mini Tennis Green finals, for players aged 9 and 10, at Swansea Tennis Centre.

Finalists came from clubs in Cardiff, Swansea, Newport and Neath-Port Talbot.

“This was an invitational event for the top six players on the Winter County Tour leaderboards,” explained event organiser Jenny Broughall of Tennis Wales. “Players have competed in events across South Wales from September to March in order to gain points towards their leaderboard place, so it’s a big occasion for these promising young players.”


Mini Orange:

Boys – winner: Louis Zwart (Virgin Active Glamorgan); runner-up: Jack Ryan (Cwmbran LTC).

Girls – winner: Abigail Payton (David Lloyd Cardiff); runner-up: Molly Walsh (Allt Yr Yn LTC).

Mini Green:

Boys – winner: Rhys Lewis (David Lloyd Cardiff); runner-up: James Hollingsworth (UWIC Tennis Academy).

Girls – winner: Rebecca Howley (Virgin Active Glamorgan); runner-up: Yasmine Youhana (Swansea Lawn Tennis & Squash Racquets Club).

Peter Drew, chief executive of Tennis Wales, said: “This was another very successful event for the burgeoning Mini Tennis scene in South Wales. It’s great to see our young players enjoying serious competition, as they progress to the full game.”

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Girls Green finalists, Rebecca Howley (Virgin Active Glamorgan) and Yasmine Youhana (Swansea Lawn Tennis & Squash Racquets Club).
Boys Green finalists, Rhys Lewis (David Lloyd Cardiff) and James Hollingsworth (UWIC Tennis Academy).


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