The Nike Junior International Tennis Tournament for Under 18s and Under 14s
was held at Queenswood School, in Hatfield, over the past week.
Statons proudly sponsored the tournament which is part of the International Tennis Federation (ITF), the governing body of world tennis, as well as Tennis Europe (the largest regional tennis federation of ITF).

Some of the top international juniors played against juniors from across the country. There were a number of British winners but the stand out performance was the girls ITF Under 18 champion, Emily Appleton, who is 15 years old and was playing girls three years her senior!

The tournament was run by Global Tennis Connections who provide tennis coaching, sports management and education opportunities for individuals wishing to have an excellent education alongside excellent tennis coaching.

Roger Federer played in a similar tournament at Queenswood as a junior in the early 1990's – a pennant bearing his signature is on display in the Pavilion. Maybe a star of the future has played in the competition this year!

Keywords: Statons Sponsors Nike Junior International Tennis Tournament Queenswood School

20-07-2015 13:20:50