A popular elite tennis player who has helped teach
tennis whilst still studying is leaving Shropshire for an American University -
just months after gaining ITF world ranking points.
Jemimah Choi, who plays tennis for Wales and perfects
her game at Ellesmere College tennis Academy, is heading to Tiffin University
in Ohio this summer on a tennis scholarship.
The 18-year-old from Wrexham has just become
International Tennis Federation (ITF) world ranked after gaining enough points
while also studying for A Levels. Thanks to this, Jemimah will have a good advantage
for improving her tennis in America while completing a foundation placement
year before deciding which type of sport management to specialise in.
Jemimah has also helped out with social tennis nights teaching
both staff and parents at Ellesmere College. Director of Tennis at Ellesmere College Tennis Academy Stephen Welti said she will be
greatly missed, "Jemimah has spent two years on the tennis programme
here at Ellesmere after joining us from Wrexham Tennis Centre," he said. "She made an impact here as soon as she joined - she added
depth to our team and was already a good player, but she is infinitely better
now. Becoming ITF world ranked will
give her an advantage when she tries to compete in America. She has been popular amongst the staff here who have tried
to learn tennis and the entire Tennis Academy will miss her very much. Jemimah has promoted a professional approach to training at
elite level, younger players watch Jemimah train and want to do what she does."
Jemimah is expecting good results for her BTEC in sport this
summer but will be able to go to Tiffin University no matter what they are. She
was found the place by Tennis Smart, a company which specialises in finding
placements at universities for tennis players.
Before she leaves, peers, teachers and friends
gathered to present Jemimah with a card and gift for her future in America and
to thank her for her contribution to social tennis this year.
For more visit: Ellesmere College Tennis Academy
Pic caption: Left to right, Rachel Deaney OE,
Jim Dilks,Harry Orr, Charlie Dilks,John Crowley,Holly Coupe, Tony Coupe,Jemimah
Choi,Jon Morgan, Rebecca Lloyd,Mary McCarthy,Joni Kimber,Bobby Orr OE,Pip
Elms,Max Kendal,Archie Kendal,Steve Matthews
12th July 2023 Back to News