International victories for town aces - The Redditch Standard

International victories for town aces

Redditch Editorial 5th Dec, 2017 Updated: 5th Dec, 2017   0

REDDITCH teenagers Alex Maggs and Felix Gill have claimed glory in International Tennis Federation (ITF) events at home and abroad.

Maggs partnered Matthew Clegg from Yorkshire in the six-day ITF Nike Junior International in Liverpool. This grade five event saw Maggs reach the semi-final in the singles event, whilst the town ace was unstoppable with partner Clegg in the doubles.

They secured victory by beating fellow Brits Rahul Dhokia and James Mackinlay 4-6, 7-6, 10-8 in the final.

Gill was further afield in India competing in the ITF Delhi grade four event which also took place over six days.

Gill had a good run in the singles event as he won all three qualifying matches to reach the main draw and progressed to the quarter-finals before losing to India’s Dev Javia.

Gill paired up with Finn Murgett from Yorkshire to take the doubles trophy, beating number three seeds Javia and Vannemreddy from India 6-4, 6-2 on their way to victory.

These were the first international victories for both Maggs and Felix who are aged 16 and 15 respectively and competing in 18&U events.

Tony Ravenscroft, the duo’s head coach at Redditch HDA Tennis Club, said: “With continued hard work and commitment to the sport, the boys have the potential to achieve more victories at international events.”

Redditch HDA Tennis Club provides opportunities to all ages and abilities, whether it is coaching, social tennis or pay as you play. For more details, email [email protected] or call on 07969 649092.


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