Ellesmere Celebrate Triple Success In The AEGON Team Tennis Championships

Ellesmere College celebrated a triple success in the AEGON Team Tennis Schools Senior Championships. All three teams have qualified for the National Finals, which are held at the Bolton Arena. one of the Lawn Tennis Association's nineteen High Performance Centres. The finals will be held on Friday 14 to Sunday 16 March 2014.

At the semi-final stage the Girls team, who are the current title holders, got off to a great start against Leicester High School claiming a 12-0 victory. The boy's team again won convincingly against Grammar School at Leeds 10-2 and the mixed doubles team - made up of Ole Linne, Kotryna Calova, Sammy Leung and Louisa Wegener - provided some excellent tennis against Wilmslow High School, with Ellesmere claiming the final winning points 5-4 to secure their place in the national finals.

The LTA Team Tennis Schools tournament is a programme of three nationally organised competitions, which provide pupils with the opportunity to play regular competitive tennis. The competition attracts over 13,700 players from over 3,000 school tennis teams.

Stephen Welti, Senior Performance Coach at Ellesmere College, said "I couldn't be more proud of how the students have performed. This is the first time a school has managed to get all three teams into the finals. The great strength of the competition is that it's a team event and our players have worked hard together to achieve the success .We would love to retain both the Girls and Mixed titles from last year but I am also excited about the prospect of winning the Boys title for the first time."

3rd March 2014  Back to News