Monday 22 January

Boys Already Fired Up for Exciting Tennis Season

year 3 4 autumn 2017 winners

aegon u13 division 1 v colyton news

senior boys 1sts

As Britain’s Kyle Edmund continues his fantastic run at the Australian Open tennis, the boys at West Buckland School are looking ahead to the Summer Term fixture card.  Winter training is very much underway and recent competitions for several of our boys have certainly been a fantastic stage for gaining valuable experience.

Rodrigo Anzules-Martinez (Prep 6) has been very busy taking part in tournaments across the South West.  His success and experience on the courts has earned him Devon selection against Cornwall in Plymouth later this month.  Freddie Lloyd (Prep 3) won a Grade 4 tournament in Cardiff and Lincoln Boden (Prep 3) won Grade 4 in Taunton and a Grade 3 competition in Gloucestershire, all between Christmas and New Year.

In the senior school, Toby Watts (Year 8) has taken part in competitions in Taunton and Cardiff as well as achieving success at U14 and U16 level in Sherbourne. Toby and his partner Eddy Pope (Year 8) were also the U13 Winter series winners at the North Devon Schools' competition in December.

Meanwhile, the senior boys are preparing to warm up after half term.  Using the floodlit courts for team building and training time, boys’ tennis captain, Brad Phillips, will be looking to lead his team to a consecutive unbeaten season.

There are fantastic tennis opportunities around North Devon with a plethora of clubs: Braunton, the Atlantic Racket Centre (Bideford) and Tarka Tennis Centre (Barnstaple), Ilfracombe, as well as our very own tennis programme at school.  All offer junior coaching.  For more information, please contact Rachel Thompson (Head of Tennis) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Next local competitions: Tarka Tennis Centre

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