Ellesmere student helps Welsh Tennis Team to success

Aditi Chezhian, a Yr 9 student at Ellesmere College, has helped the national Welsh Tennis Team to success in the Four Nations Tournament in Belfast - beating teams from Scotland, England and Ireland.

The 13-year-old moved from St Gerard's School, Bangor, to Ellesmere College in order to focus on her tennis - and has become the first Ellesmere College student to gain a Tennis Europe ranking.


Stephen Welti, Senior Performance Coach and Director of Tennis at the College Tennis Academy, said: "Aditi is a committed tennis player who has worked very hard to secure her place on the Welsh team. She played brilliantly in the competition and continues to remain focused; this win has just spurred her on even more. Aditi is one of a number of excellent young tennis players we currently have at the College making the most of our start-of-the-art facilities."


"There are now six year 9's accessing the Elite Programme, a focused group of young aspiring tennis players who have made the decision to wrap their academic progress with as much tennis as possible."


Each week Elite players have the opportunity to attend six hours of squad training, two strength and conditioning sessions, plus as many hours of individual coaching and match practice that be schedule around their academic timetable.


There are currently twenty tennis players on individual advancement programmes at Ellesmere College, all playing to an exceptionally high standard.


For the first time this year LTA Competitions will also be held at Ellesmere College due to the state-of-the-art-facilities available. The schedule includes twelve tournaments being held at the College this winter and will see players from all around the country competing - offering players a varied and high standard of matchplay.


For more information on the Ellesmere College Tennis Academy please visit: Tennis Academy

Image: The Welsh Four Nations team 




2nd October 2018  Back to News