Young tennis players battle it out in Wisbech tournament


WIMBLEDON may be capturing the nation’s imagination at the moment but Wisbech Tennis Club held a tournament which was just as gripping on Sunday.

The club’s annual junior tournament attracted 42 players from Wisbech, the surrounding villages and King’s Lynn.

A visitor from Spain even got in on the act.

The juniors fought some close battles in the sunshine on the grass courts at Harecroft Road.

Events were held both for juniors who were playing their first ever matches and those who were more experienced. The next tournament, for juniors aged eight and under and nine and under, takes place on Sunday July 21. Non members are welcome.

For more information contact Lisa Kennedy on 07788 857502.

THE DAY’S WINNERS: Sophie Tjurina (main draw red eight and under), Abbie Barks (mini red starter event eight and under), Lucy Prior (main draw orange nine and under), Katy Smith (mini orange nine and under), Kaci-leigh Witham (girls 12 and under), Joe Gill (boys 12 and under), James Clarke (boys 14 and under), Lorna Cockrane (girls 16 and under) and Jack Briggs (boys 18 and under).