The competition took place at the Sportspark with 5 Complex Needs schools, 40 children in 9 teams taking part in a variety of tennis activities. It was an official LTA Team Challenge event, sponsored by Busseys, with GB’s junior wheelchair player from Norwich, Ben Bartram, attending as an NLTA ambassador.
CLARE School – Group 1 Winners ST ANDREWS School – Group 2 Winners
The WHERRY 1 Group 1 – Runners Up The WHERRY B – Group 2 Runners Up
Please see details re the upcoming Open Day
Steelbones Open day 28th April 2019 – 1
Please see links below for new Inclusive Tennis sessions to be held at East Anglia Tennis & Squash Club this autumn
EATSC DSActive & LD flyer Fridays autumn 2018
EATSC DSActive flyer autumn 2018
EATSC VI tennis flyer autumn 2018
The below links will highlight additional sessions that will also be available in the new year.
EATSC DSActive flyer Sundays 2019
EATSC VI tennis flyer from January 2019
EATSC DSActive & LD flyer Fridays from January 2019
Great Britain’s Alfie Hewett produced an exemplary performance to win his first men’s singles US Open title and his second career Grand Slam singles title on Sunday in New York, defeating world No.1 Shingo Kunieda of Japan 6-3, 7-5.
Exactly a week on from world No.2 Hewett beating Kunieda in the final of the US Open USTA Wheelchair Championships in St, Louis to win the last Super Series title of the year, Hewett bounced back from 2-0 down to take the opening set. After a tentative start he visibly increased his intensity and hit a succession of impressive winners to reel off four games in succession and another forehand winner saw Hewett convert his second set point.
Hewett swapped service breaks with 22-time Grand Slam singles champion and six-time US Open champion Kunieda early in the second set and had chalked up in excess of 40 winners midway through the set. The 20-year-old Brit held to open up a 5-3 lead and had his first championship point in the next game. After breaking Kunieda’s serve to love for a 6-5 lead Hewett served for the match for a second time and set up another championship point with a backhand winner. Kunieda fired his next service return long to complete a famous victory for the British No.1 after an hour and 55 minutes.
Hewett’s victory means Brits completed the US Open wheelchair tennis event with three titles after Hewett and Gordon Reid beat top seeds Houdet and Nicolas Peifer in the final of the men’s doubles for the second year in a row on Saturday. Also on Saturday, Andy Lapthorne partnered David Wagner of the USA to win the quad doubles title for the second year in a row.
Hewett completes a full set of Grand Slam singles titles for British men’s players on the Tennis Foundation’s Wheelchair Tennis World Class Programme. Reid won the Australian Open and Wimbledon singles titles in 2016 before Hewett claimed his maiden Grand Slam singles crown at Roland Garros in 2017.
More success for the Norwich duo at the School Games National Finals.
Norfolk trio of Ben Bartram, Ruby Bishop and World No.2 player Alfie Hewett were competing in Nottingham last week at the British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships.
Ben Bartram still only 13 went on to win the Junior Boys Singles and Doubles titles alongside partner Dahon Ward. Ruby Bishop reached the Junior Girls Singles and Doubles Finals with partner Alex.
Bens Coach Derek Perry said “This is a great result for both Ben and Ruby. They have been brilliant throughout the competition. They really seem to enjoy playing the game and I am so pleased for them. I must also say Alfie has been incredibly supportive and continues to be a great inspiration”
For a full report of the championships please see link below. Details of the junior event are at the bottom of the article.