This year the tournament took place in June, slightly later than usual, but a huge 42 out of a possible 48 players still turned out to compete in the three graded levels: Advanced Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced.
Spectators were also treated to a brilliant exhibition match between Richie Fallows and Reuben Phillips, the World No. 79 and 139 respectively. As always there was some fantastic action on hand followed by the all important trophy presentation!
More than 900 children took part in a fun-filled day of tennis circuits and competitions in the run up to Wimbledon at the Westway Sports Schools’ Tennis Festival on Friday 26 June.
Part of Westway Sports & Fitness Schools’ Tennis Programme, the event allowed children from Years 1-7 to learn more about the game, compete against pupils from other schools and have fun while engaging in a healthy activity.
As part of the fun-filled festivities at the annual Westway Trust Community Festivalon Portobello Green on Sunday 26 July from 12pm to 6pm, Westway Sports & Fitness will be hosting a fantastic range of sporting activities and competitions for all ages!
Oscar Jensen (front left), Andrea Pineda (front, third from left) and Oren Holtzman (behind, right)
Andrea Pineda and Oscar Jensen, two of our junior tennis stars, had a half-term experience with a difference!
Both players competed in the prestigious Tennis Hopes Tournament in Nice in the South of France. Formerly known as the Dutch Bowl when it was based in the Netherlands, the event is one of four top European tournaments for junior players aged 11&U.
Myles Hippolyte (right) with Robin Mallinson, Head of Westway Football (left)
Myles Hippolyte, former Westway Youth player and current forward for Livingston FC, dropped by to see a couple of old friends at Westway, show off his shiny new Petrofac Training Cup medal and put his winning shirt on display.
Myles began his footballing journey at a young age, starting at Westway playing casually with friends and then moving on to play for Westway Youth at age 13.