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.
Next local competitions: Tarka Tennis Centre
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