Juniors Serve Up Aces for First Oxfordshire Tennis Festival

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The final week of August saw over 150 of the county’s junior tennis players hit the courts at the prestigious Oxfordshire Junior Tennis Festival.

Held at North Oxford LTC from the 27th August-2nd September, this fantastic event – formerly known as the Junior County Closed – once again proved why it is a calendar highlight with a staggering 339 thrilling matches taking place across seven age groups.

From aged 6 upwards, players from all over Oxfordshire competed to be crowned the county champions in stunning singles and doubles events.

Indeed, the doubles spectacular on Wednesday 30th August saw the ominous weather forecast overcome as spectators were treated to a showcase of teamwork, sportsmanship, and talent; the three attributes also demonstrated in abundance during Sunday’s third Quorn Family doubles heat and the hugely enjoyable junior mixed event at the end of the week.

Nicola Maskens, Tennis Oxfordshire Chair, said: “It’s been great to see so many juniors on court this week – and the level of play has been fantastic. Oxfordshire has a strong tennis history and the hard work of our county’s clubs and coaches really shines through in both the on and off court performances of these young players.

“The Oxfordshire Junior Tennis Festival continues to go from success to success thanks to fantastic support from the House of Jacob, Racket Factory, and Game Set & Matchplay; we look forward to 2018’s event!”

2017 Singles Champions:

  • 8U Boys: Blake Hunter
  • 8U Girls: Daisy Michaelis
  • 9U Boys: Seth Carlisle
  • 9U Girls: Iris Saville
  • 10U Boys: Jack Veal
  • 10U Girls: Athina Schlepphorst
  • 12U Boys: Arthur Manson
  • 12U Girls: Susanna Wright
  • 14U Boys: Sebastien Muller
  • 14U Girls: Holly Craig
  • 16U Boys: Louis Manson
  • 16U Girls: Laila Zugic
  • 18U Boys: Guy Mobey
  • 18U Girls: Laila Zugic

2017 Doubles Champions

  • 10U Boys: Jack Veal & Oliver Veal
  • 12U Boys: Bobby Hornby & Arthur Manson
  • 14U Boys: Rafferty Read & Xavier Mohindra
  • 14U Girls: Holly Craig & Alice Hodges
  • 14U Mixed: Rafferty Read & Elizabeth Cairns
  • 18U Boys: Sam Christie & Louis Manson
  • 18U Girls: Taysie Gujral & Raia Jagger
  • 18U Mixed: Guy Mobey & Raia Jagger
  • Quorn Family Doubles: Louis Manson & Chris Manson