Great job to Everyball's Erika Dodridge who progressed yesterday into the finals of the Bath Grade 2 Girls 12&U event putting 3 seeded players to the sword on route. In an excellent showing so far she beat Lillian Mould (4) 6-1, 7-6, Saffron Dowse 6-1 7-6, Connie Simpson (8) 6-4 6-2, Tiegan Aitken (7) 7-6 6-0. Erika will play top seed Sonay Kartal in the final on Saturday, whilst she is joined by Lauren Armstrong on Thursday to begin the 14&U event.
The open stance will choose you on fast, deep, or wide balls. Otherwise look to be proactive with the feet like Robredo here (from practice courts at Wimby this year). Love the way he holds the base still through impact and then allows back foot to pivot through to recover.
Some of the everyball gang...some good matches played, Alex Hildreth in particular playing on grass for the first time! Best of luck today to all players competing across the country! A nod to Erika Dodridge making great progress at the Bath Grade 2.
The proud tradition continues....super job all, boys, captains, parents, coaches, club. Values of 'everyball' lived out once again today.
Great job Joel, Matt, Ryan, Ben and Ethan in your win today over Thonsbridge Tennis Club, earning your right to play Cambridge LTC in the finals of the Aegon 12&U Team Tennis Premier Division finals. Go to it boys!
Halton 12&U boys continue our tradition of teams reaching the Aegon Team Tennis Premier Finals this weekend at the National Tennis Centre, Roehampton, London.
The team of Ryan Golesworthy, Joel Good, Ben Smith, Matthew Blood and Ethan Hague travel with team captain Mark Hunter. Good luck to all the team - fight for everyball boys!!
Nishikori goes through his 'steps' - nice example of footwork on the return of serve