From 5th to 12th August, Sutton Tennis Academy players entered a range of tournaments from U10 to U18 in Torbay, with some events having draw sizes of 128, and the 12 players competing in a total of 75 matches in one week!

Head of Performance Shaun Malcom and Senior Performance Coach Thom Lavis accompanied the trip providing pre-match prep and guidance to the players who found it a very valuable learning experience.

“Seeing the players in an environment away from the centre was a real eye opener into their character and they all thrived with their new found independence, which I feel improves their play,” said Thom Lavis on his first trip to Torbay.

Massive congratulations to Lucy Webber for making the final of the U14 girls and STA player David Middleton for also coming runner up in the U14 boys.  All the players are already looking forward to next year’s trip.

STA Players: Lucy Webber, Max Webber, Andrei Reid, Robin Mcalpine, George Hayland, Sergei Vukasinovic, Ethan Simunyu, Celine Simunyu, Christopher McGuinness, Sai Gandepalli, Edward Harper-Jones, James Beaven

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