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    Saturday 30th August 2014 -
    Mandi Furaji ends a highly successful month by becoming the 14 & Under Girls Middlesex County champion, winning her SIXTH Grade 3 tournament of August. In the final here she defeated Destinee Martins 6-2 7-6(5), and Mandi was also the losing finalist in the Girls 16 & Under event.


    In the Bedfordshire County Closed, Natalya Ogunwale (right) clinched the Girls 12 & Under title by defeating Maddie Axford 6-1 6-1 in the final. Not to be out-done her sister Jaquelyn Ogunwale was the winner of the Mixed 10 & Under tournament by winning every match of a "round robin" box league.
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    Friday 22nd August 2014 -
    Jaquelyn Ogunwale wins her third 10 & Under Grade 3 tournament of the summer (from four finals) at the Leverstock Green Open tournament, despite still being an orange ball player and the youngest competitor in each tournament. She defeated Lillie Warren-Cafferty 4-0 4-0 in the final here.

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    Thursday 21st August 2014 -
    On a big day for Mandi Furaji and Vaishali Jorge, their GCSE results are in and they have passed with flying colours: Mandi has added A* grades in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and French (at the age of 13) to her A* in Maths last year. Vaishali has added an A* in French to her A in Maths last year. Congratulations to both!

    Having discovered her flawless GCSE grades it was time for Mandi to switch her attention back to the immediate objective of winning her FIFTH Grade 3 tournament in 12 days. She duly went on to defeat Natalie Flinn 7-5 6-3 in the Girls 14 & Under final of the Virgin Active Wearside Summer Open to round off a fabulous day. She can now look back at all the pain and hard work she put in with the satisfaction of knowing it has all paid off.
    Back at the Grade 3 Hull Open it was finals day for the 16 & Under players. Having lost in a final two days ago, Katie Morris was hoping to go one step further this time. She did so comfortably by defeating Lauren Dowling 6-3 6-0 in the girls final to pick up one of the most stunning cups we have ever seen in junior tennis!
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    Wednesday 20th August 2014 -
    At the Aneel Sports Summer Tournament held at David Lloyd Heston, Natalya Ogunwale wins her second 12 & Under Grade 3 tournament, having reached no less than four singles finals this summer so far, and winning one doubles event. In the final here she defeated Olivia Rook 6-2 6-1 to win what looks like a replica of the football World Cup!
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    Sunday 17th August 2014 -
    Mandi Furaji continues her tour of the North East with victory in the Girls 14 & Under event at the Hull Open. She defeated top seed Aisha Brown 7-5 6-1 in the final, and Mandi has now won four straight Grade 3 tournaments in eight days! She will be hoping to add one more tournament victory before returning home.

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    Saturday 16th August 2014 -
    To remind us that we have yet another player with a winning habit, Lexie McDonald emphatically takes the 10 & Under Girls title at the Grade 3 Esher Open. She defeated Chloe To 4-0 4-0 in the final, and in fact dropped only three games in SIX matches!
    At about the same time, Natalya Ogunwale was aiming to win her first Grade 3 tournament at 12 & Under level, at the Radlett Open. Natalya duly justified her No.1 seeding by defeating second seed Mineli Cooray 6-3 7-5 in the final, and will now be looking to add to her tally of tournament wins before the season is out.
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    Thursday 14th August 2014 -
    Mandi Furaji keeps her momentum rolling on with success in the Girls 14 & Under event at the Grade 3 Grantham Open Championships. In the final, after surviving the scare of dropping the first set, she bounced back strongly to defeat Vianne Palffy 6-7(5) 6-3 [10-5].
    Another player with momentum is Jack Pinnington Jones. At the Grade 3 Swansea Tennis Junior Championships he defeated Harrison Birch 6-1 6-4 in the Boys 12 & Under final, then teamed up with his opponent to win the Boys 14 & Under Doubles, joining a certain Mr. Andy Murray in winning both cups and having his name engraved on them!
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    Wednesday 13th August 2014 -
    Jaquelyn Ogunwale picks up another Grade three title at the Gerrards Cross LTC Junior Open tournament. She defeated Sofia Lejonvarn 4-2 4-0 in the Girls 10 & Under final to make it two inside a week for her.
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    Tuesday 12th August 2014 -
    At the Grade 3 Goole Summer Open, Kieran Macarty (left) and Mandi Furaji are crowned as winners of their respective events. Kieran defeated William Spencer 6-2 6-4 in the Boys 18 & Under final, and Mandi defeated Grace Emma Eland 6-3 6-0 in the Girls 14 & Under final.

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    Saturday 9th August 2014 -
    Mandi Furaji (far left) wins the 14 & Under Girls event at the Grade 3 Ellesse Chandos Junior Open by defeating Phoebe Collins 7-6(3) 6-4 in the final. For the long-term benefit of her tennis, 13 year old Mandi is trying to achieve the incredible feat of
    completing her GCSE and A Levels 3-4 years early! She is thus in the middle of a two year period of intense studies and exams, and tennis has temporarily taken a secondary role for her, but the summer break has given Mandi the opportunity to play more. The 10 & Under Girls event at Chandos was won by Jaquelyn Ogunwale (top right), who defeated Alina Ali 4-0 4-0 in the final.
    Jaquelyn has trained with us on an occasional (ad hoc) basis until now, but in September she will be joining our full-time programme of tennis & education. Across the other side of London, at the Grade 4 Wigmore Open tournament, Ciata De-Souza (right) won another tournament by claiming the 16 & Under Girls title, defeating Elle Vietz 6-3 6-2 in the final.
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    Thursday 7th August 2014 -
    Jack Pinnington Jones wins his third 14 & Under Grade 4 title in quick succession. This time it is at the Advantage RedCourt Canterbury Clay Junior Open, albeit after a bit of a see-saw battle in the final with Alexander Sultan De Sousa, eventually prevailing 4-1 1-4 [10-7].
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    Tuesday 5th August 2014 -
    At the Grade 4 Bexley Ian Wright Open, Jack Pinnington Jones wins his second successive Boys 14 & Under title. Facing him in the final this time was Kurtas Martinas Joksas, but Jack maintained his winning form with a 6-2 6-0 victory.

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    Monday 4th August 2014 -
    Our annual clay court training camp and tournament trip to Prague (Czech Republic) proves very fruitful once again! The travelling party returned today with a tidy haul of trophies, medals and useful experience of playing in a foreign culture.
    First to win was the youngest, Dilhan Wasantha, (top left) who won the green ball tournament at TK Troja by defeating Czech player Mikoláš Nový 6-1 in the final. Next, Maceo Simpson (top centre) defeated fellow TA Player Haruki Omori-Cowie (bottom centre) in the final of the 12 & Under Boys tournament at TK Banik Praha. The two met again the following week in the final of the 12 & Under event at TJ Jiskra Zruč n.Sáz, but this time Haruki came out on top with a 6-3 6-3 victory. At the same venue, the Girls 12 & Under final was also an all-TA affair, with Natalya Ogunwale overcoming a storming first set from Kelly Bone to win 5-7 6-1 6-1. Finally, in the 14 & Under Girls event at Slavoj Český Brod, Kia Carvalho-Landell (far right) played extremely well in three out of four matches to thoroughly deserve winning the tournament. She defeated Czech player Patricie Kubíková 6-3 6-3 in the final. However in the quarter finals she benefitted from a huge slice of luck in her match against fellow TA player Aliya Henry, who sportingly retired at 6-2 5-1 match point up due to an injury which she knew would prevent her from taking any further part in the tournament - thus enabling Kia to continue.
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    Wednesday 30th July 2014 -
    11 year old Jack Pinnington Jones ventures out into the older 14 & Under age group with success at The Grove (Chelmsford LTC) Junior Tournament, a Grade 4 event. In the final, he defeated Thomas Young 6-0 6-2 in comfortable fashion.
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    Saturday 26th July 2014 -
    Lexie McDonald maintains her unbeaten record this season in Grade 4 tournaments, at the 10 & Under one day tournament in David Lloyd Heston. She did so in empahatic fashion, playing six matches in total and not dropping a single game in the entire tournament. In the final she defeated Ruby Hart 4-0.

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    Friday 25th July 2014 -
    At the Bishops Park Grade 4 Tournament sponsored by Savills Abigail Gundogan defeats Sophie Zoltowski 4-1 5-3 in the final of the 12 & Under Girls event. This is the second tournament victory in quick succession for Abigail, and will no doubt whet her appetite for more!
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    Thursday 24th July 2014 -
    Having remained undefeated in 10 & Under
    Grade 4 tournaments this season, Lexie McDonald steps up a gear and wins her very first Grade 3 tournament, the Wigmore Moor Park Open. In a battling final she defeated Anraj Mahil 5-3 1-4 [10-8], displaying her excellent match temperament. This will be the first of many wins at this level and above.

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    Monday 21st July 2014 -
    Having been a consistent performer at national level over the past year or so, Leah Gonzales-Edwards goes all the way to land the 10 & Under Girls title at the TeamBath CoMpete Open Tennis Festival - her first ever Grade 2 tournament victory! In the final she defeated Oriana Parkins-Godwin for the second time in two months, only this time in straight sets 4-1 5-3. Indeed, Leah was only taken to three sets in one of her six matches, winning all her other matches comfortably.
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    Saturday 19th July 2014 -
    Finals Day at the first annual Tennis Avenue Academy Championships proves to be a great success! A very large crowd of family and friends attended the event and they were treated to some excellent and highly competitive tennis. The day was completed by a barbecue and a fun tie-break tournament open to all (including said family & friends!). There was an important cause underlying the event: fundraising for one of our young players who has just been diagnosed with a brain tumour. A web page will be set up shortly for making online contributions to a "fighting fund", so that we can all help him defeat this particularly nasty opponent. A special word of thanks to singer Stacey Solomon who supported the cause and made the day extra special for him simply by being there: a true star. We hope that when any of our players also become big stars, they will prove to be equally humble, big-hearted - and make a difference where they can.

    Every final played on the day was fiercely contested, and all finalists rose to the occasion. At the end of it all the following players prevailed to become the TA champions of 2014 - from left to right: Jack Pinnington Jones (Boys 14 & Under), Sahej Maker (Boys 18 & Under), Jake Evans (Boys 10 & Under), Vaishali Jorge (Girls 18 & Under), Leah Gonzales-Edwards (Girls 10 & Under), and Mandi Furaji (Girls 14 & Under).

    For Jack, this proved to be a trophy-laden day. Not only did he win his main singles event, but he also won the Family Ties Doubles tie-break tournament with mum Sian, and was runner-up to Steven Zahui in Family Ties Singles. All of this after picking up the the 12 & Under Boys title at the Grade 3 Dukes Meadows London Tennis Championships (left) earlier in the day, where he defeated Louis Quaynor 6-2 6-0 in the final.
    It did not end there however for the Pinnington Jones family, because 4 year old Seren also got in on the act, winning one of three jars of sweets by guessing closest to the numbers of sweets in the jar.
    The other two winners being Priyanka Jorge and Quincy Simpson. Congratulations to all winners on the day!
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    Wednesday 16th July 2014 -
    At the Limpsfield Junior Open Abigail Gundogan picks up her very first Grade 4 tournament victory. After a nervous start in the 12 & Under Girls final, Abigail recovered well to record a 0-6 6-2 [10-8] victory over Theodora Enslin.

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    Saturday 5th July 2014 -
    A team of Tennis Avenue players return from a very productive trip representing Great Britain at the World Finals of the OUATT Kids Cup in La Baule (France).

    OUATT is the largest international junior tennis competition in the world, with qualification events held in many countries. Uniquely, there are events for each year of birth from 9 & Under through to 16 & Under. The national winners in each age category compete at the World Finals.
    OUATT 2015 (next year) will be the first time that Britain will organise national qualification stages, but for this year Tennis Avenue were invited to form a team to represent the country. We took 12 players and they all did themselves extremely proud against top level opponents. Many countries had brought virtually their national teams: Bulgaria, Israel and Morocco for example.
    The country ending up with the most singles victories was Germany with 6, and in second place was Spain with 3. None of our players were seeded but three of them still managed to reach their respective singles finals. Unfortunately they all lost after epic three set battles but, had they won, then WE would have been the second placed nation instead of Spain! To get so close is still very impressive for a team from a single academy against the "rest of the world"!
    Our finalists were: Natalya Ogunwale in the Girls 11 & Under event, losing to second seed Sara Rhallab (Morocco) 7-6(5) 4-6 4-6; Sahej Maker in the Boys 15 & Under event, losing to top seed Mauricio Grijalva Escobar (Mexico) 4-6 6-0 6-7(5); and Vaishali Jorge in the Girls 16 & Under event,losing to top seed Blanca Puig (Spain) 6-7() 6-3 3-6. In the 16 & Under Boys doubles event Sahej and partner Bradley Stoneham reached the final but lost out again to Mexican opponents.
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    Saturday 31st May 2014 -
    In-form Katie Morris wins the 16 & Under event at the Grade 4 GDT Caversham LTC Junior Open tournament. She defeated Kelsey Mosquera 6-3 3-6 [11-9] following a very tight encounter in the final.
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    Friday 30th May 2014 -
    Leah Gonzales-Edwards continues her good recent form to pick up the Girls 10 & Under title at the Grade 3 Wimbledon Club Open Tournament. In a fluctuating final she defeated her Surrey county team-mate Oriana Parkins-Godwin 4-0 1-4 [10-6]. She has now propelled herself into the top 10 of the LTA Summer National Tour Leaderboard.

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    Thursday 28th May 2014 -
    At the Grade 4 Lensbury Open there are victories for Ciata De Souza (left) and Lexie McDonald in the Girls 16 & Under and

    10 & Under events respectively. Ciata battled on gamely in the final against Nadia Sabania after sustaining an injury and requiring a medical break. She eventually triumphed 6-1 2-6 6-3. Lexie on the other hand was more comfortable in her match, and defeated Chloe To 4-0 4-2 in their final.
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    Sunday 4th May 2014 -
    Srdan Pejic maintains his unbeaten record in
    14 & Under Grade 4 tournaments stretching back six months. He defeated Alexander Zuckerman 6-1 7-5 in the final of the Georgians Summer Series, and is surely not too far off winning his maiden Grade 3 tournament.

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    Sunday 20th April 2014 -
    A third successive Grade 4 victory in a row for Lexie McDonald over the Easter period! This time in the 10 & Under tournament at David Lloyd Heston, she faced Amelia Monteith in the final. The tournament was held to a single set format and Lexie won the final 4-2.
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    Thursday 17th April 2014 -
    Despite being unseeded, Jack Pinnington Jones picks up another Grade 3 title at the Chesterfield Easter Junior Open tournament. In the final he faced second seed Ben Stuchbury and emerged with a solid 6-1 6-4 victory. The prize was monetary rather than a trophy or cup, which Jack was not overly disappointed with!


    Meanwhile at the Grade 4 Sutton Mattocks Will To Win tournament, Kaine Dowden picked up his maiden tournament title in the 14 & Under boys event. He faced a familiar opponent in the final, fellow TA player Ben McManus. After a tussle that could have gone either way, Kaine prevailed to win 6-4 4-6 [10-6]. This victory is extremely well-deserved for the hard work and desire Kaine has put in to his tennis over recent years.
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    Wednesday 16th April 2014 -
    Two of our girls pick up tournament victories today. Firstly Leah Gonzales-Edwards won the 10 & Under event at the Grade 3 Rickmanworth Open tournament. She defeated Jaquelyn Ogunwale (who is the younger sister of TA player Natalya) in the final by a 4-2 4-2 margin.


    Then at the Grade 4 Connaught Easter Open, Lexie McDonald continued her impressive return to tournaments by notching up the 10 & Under title in impressive fashion. In the final she defeated Francesca Davis (who had won a Grade 2 orange ball event the previous week) by the scoreline of 4-1 0-4 [10-3].
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    Saturday 12th April 2014 -
    TA is represented by three finalists at the Grade 3 Westside Junior Classic, but two in the same final! Kieran Macarty (left) and Roberto Preka were the last two standing in the 18 & Under boys event, and in the final Kieran played very well to defeat his younger colleague 6-3 6-2. At the same time Katie Morris (right) defeated Martha Williams in the final of the 18 & Under girls event by the score of 6-2 7-5 to win her very first Grade 3 title.


    As Kieran and Katie were on their way to their victories, news was filtering through from the Grade 3 Tunbridge Wells Easter Tournament sponsored by Savills, that Jack Pinnington Jones had won the 12 & Under boys event there. He defeated Adam Walker 4-6 6-1 [10-8] in the final, recovering from one set down and then holding his nerve in the crucial match tie-break.
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    Wednesday 9th April 2014 -
    At the Grade 4 Clay Tennis Registry Millennium Challenge in Sutton, Teta Dieudonné justifies her No.1 seeding in the 18 & Under event by not dropping a set in any of her matches. In the final she defeated Sarah Jackson 6-3 6-2 to add to her tally of tournament wins already this year.
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    Tuesday 8th April 2014 -
    In her first ever green ball event, and while still technically an orange ball player, Lexie McDonald is victorious in the 10 & Under Grade 4 Will to Win Regents Park tournament. She defeated Sasha Rozanov 4-1 4-5(6) [10-4] in the final, and we strongly suspect that there may be many more victories to follow in the coming months and years for Lexie!

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    Sunday 30th March 2014 -
    Three TA victories at the Bush Hill Park Grade 4 tournament. Srdan Pejic (right) won the boys 14 & Under Event, defeating Nathan Fernandes 6-3 6-2, in the final. He has now won three tournaments in a row at this age group.
    Teta Dieudonné (left) won the girls 14 & Under event with a 6-2 6-1 victory in the final against Maia Madani Davies. As in her previous tournament at Wilton, she then lost in the final of the 16 & Under event to fellow TA player Katie Morris (centre), this time the score being 6-1 6-4.
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    Sunday 23rd February 2014 -
    The latest edition of the 12 & Under Grade 4 David Lloyd Heston ClubTour sees Jack Pinnington Jones register a trademark comeback in the final to win the boys tournament. He eventually defeated Toby Rust 0-4 4-1 [10-6], using his improved tactical maturity to turn around a match that was fast heading away from him.

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    Saturday 22nd February 2014 -
    TA Players sweep up the majority of junior titles on offer at the Grade 4 Wilton Open Tournament. For much of the week a clean sweep was a distinct possibility. In the end, on finals day, we were represented in seven out of ten junior age group finals - and won them all, with at least one winner in every age group!
    Winners from left to right: Leah Gonzales Edwards defeated Chloe To in the girls 10 & Under final 4-1 4-0. Steven Zahui defeated fellow TA player Srdan Pejic 4-6 6-4 [10-2] in the boys 16 & Under final. Srdan meanwhile secured the 14 & Under title with a comfortable 6-1 6-0 victory over Maximilian Gottschalk. Katie Morris won both the girls 18 & Under event by defeating Sarah Jackson 6-2 6-0 and the 16 & Under event by defeating fellow TA player Teta Dieudonné 7-6(5) 6-0. For her part Teta won the girls 14 & Under event by defeating Sofiya Mashanovich 6-4 6-3. Finally, Jools Freeman chipped in with the boys 12 & Under title, defeating Kofi Winney 6-4 6-3. Huge congratulations to all!
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    Friday 21st February 2014 -
    Sahej Maker picks up the boys 14 & Under title at the Grade 3 Riverside Northwood Open. After many tough wins in two age groups, he eventually lost (in three sets) in the semi final of the 16 & Under age group to the eventual winner before returning to his own age group and defeating Demetri Smith 6-2 6-4 in the final.
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    Thursday 20th February 2014 -
    A victory for perseverance and one of the most well deserved wins we have had in a long time: Christian Saraty wins the boys 18 & Under event at the Grade 4 Bradfield College Onhotels Junior Spring Open - emerging with a big trophy and a bigger a smile. Well done!
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    Sunday 9th February 2014 -
    Leah Gonzales-Edwards wins another Grade 3 Winter Regional Tour 10 & Under tournament, this time at Virgin Active Surrey. In the final Leah defeated Lara Bakhaya 4-1 4-1, and qualifies for one more crack at a Grade 2 Green ball tournament - while still an Orange ball player.
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    Sunday 2nd February 2014 -
    After Natalya Ogunwale picked up her first trophy of the year last week, Jack Pinnington Jones responds immediately by winning the 12 & Under Grade 4 Sussex County Tournament in Crawley. Jack defeated Callum McKitterick 4-1 4-1 in the final and his rivalry with Natalya continues!
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    Saturday 25th January 2014 -
    Natalya Ogunwale wastes no time in notching up her first trophy of the new year. She wins another of the 12 & Under Grade 4 David Lloyd Heston ClubTour tournaments, this time beating Aisling McGrane 4-1 0-4 [10-4] in the final.
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    Tuesday 31st December 2013 -
    On the last day of 2013 Srdan Pejic wins the 14 & Under event at the Grade 4 Sutton Tennis Academy Christmas Indoor Tournament. On his way to the final, Srdan defeated the top seed who he had previously lost to in the 16 & Under event. Srdan won 7-5 6-3 against Harrison Brown in the final.
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    Saturday 28th December 2013 -
    Natalya Ogunwale wins the 12 & Under Grade 4 David Lloyd Heston ClubTour tournament, making it 11 tournaments won in 2013, thus equalling the trophy haul for the year of leader Jack Pinnington Jones. She now has one more opportunity to try and snatch the lead outright. UPDATE - Natalya puts up a valiant effort,
    recording some very impressive wins on her way to the final of the 12 & Under Grade 3 Virgin Active Brighton Winter Open tournament, but loses out in the final!
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    Monday 23rd December 2013 -
    With the end of year fast approaching it is time for our third annual TA Academy awards event. Every year players bring in their haul of prizes won in the preceding year (winners prizes ONLY are allowed, no runner-up prizes!). The player with the most tournament victories in the year wins the biggest cup of them all, the TA Champions Cup, to keep at home for one year. In third place this year is Susanna Skarlosh with 6 tournament wins, but the drama is in a nail-biting battle for top spot. Jack Pinnington Jones is on 11 victories and Natalya Ogunwale on 10 BUT she has two more tournaments to play before the end of the year. The outcome is therefore still in the balance because if Natalya wins both then she would usurp Jack at the top. UPDATE - Natalya wins one and is the runner-up in the other of her two remaining tournaments, thereby matching the 11 won by Jack. To break the tie it comes down to who has won more higher grade tournaments, and Jack narrowly holds off Natalya by having won a single grade 3 tournament more!

    Other awards presented on the day are as follows:
    Most Improved Player Of the Year: Jack Pinnington Jones. From competing mostly in grade 3 and 4 tournaments at the beginning of the year, Jack ended up achieving one Grade 2 final and 3rd places in both a Grade 1 and a Grade 2. He also reached the quarter finals in three other grade 2 tournaments, a grade 1 doubles final, and won a grade 2 doubles with partner Ouyoung Dinapala. Jack has firmly established himself as one of the very best players in the country for his age.
    Players Player of the Year: Sahej Maker. His peers have recognised the significant progress that Sahej has made this year, how he has worked very hard in training and how he has proved himself to be a formidable and exciting fighter in matches.
    Coaches Player of the Year: Mandi Furaji. More than ever this year, Mandi has shown that she is a genuine "big occasion" player. She reached the semi final of a Tennis Europe tournament in Great Britain and then went all the way in Turkey, winning the tournament by overcoming a very strong international field. Also, she produced a stunning result academically: An A* in GCSE Maths at the age of 12, with one 100% paper - and she has already started studying for her A Level in the subject.
    Greatest Contributor: Kieran Macarty. For the second year running Kieran is recognised for the work he does around the academy, taking responsibility and helping to keep things running smoothly.
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    Sunday 24th November 2013 -
    Leah Gonzales-Edwards wins the 10 & Under Grade 3 Winter Regional Tour girls event at Bromley Tennis Academy by defeating Kimi Khehra 5-3 4-2 in the final. Leah gained entry to the event by winning a linked Grade 4 tournament last week, entry for which required a wildcard. She has now justified it in the most emphatic manner!
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    Sunday 17th November 2013 -
    Breakthrough international success for Mandi Furaji! She wins her very first Tennis Europe tournament, the GD Tennis Cup in Antalya (Turkey) for 12 & Under girls. It was no easy task: she had to win six matches in a full 64 draw containing no less than 20 Russian players, 7 from the Ukraine, and many others from Eastern European countries known for their strength in junior tennis. Then there was the home contingent of the best Turkish girls who are also now becoming a force in junior tennis.
    Within this context, Mandi reached the semi final stage without dropping a set, and was generally very comfortable. In the semi final she faced Ana Shanidze from Georgia, an experienced player at this level who provided a very stern test of her mettle. Mandi duly emerged with a 6-4 2-6 6-3 victory. In the final Mandi faced Vitalia Stamat from Moldova, another high calibre and experienced player who had totally dominated the other half of the draw and was full of confidence. Furthermore Mandi had to face her while guarding a minor hip injury sustained in the semi final. Despite this and under the pressure of her first Tennis Europe final, Mandi rose to play some imperious tennis to claim the title with a convincing 6-3 6-3 win. It is the kind of thing that champions do - huge congratulations to Mandi!
    Closer to home Leah Gonzales-Edwards was competing in the Grade 4 Surrey Winter County Tour 10 & Under tournament held at Sutton Tennis Academy. She produced some impressive performances to win the event with some ease and defeated Islay Thornicroft 4-1 4-0 in the final.
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    Saturday 2nd November 2013 -
    Another three Grade 3 tournament winners for TA this week. They were all at the Totteridge Junior Open where Sahej Maker (centre) played some excellent tennis to win the boys 14 & Under event. He was joined by Luke Henley (left) and Bradley Stoneham (right) who won the Mens Open and 18 & Under boys events respectively.
    Sahej defeated top seed Oscar Glenister 6-3 6-0 in his final. Luke prevailed in a nervy final against Yannick Mckenzie-Wells 6-7(4) 6-1 [10-7], while Bradley finished off a great week with a 7-5 6-4 victory over Daniel Gajetic. It could have been even better for Bradley had he not been prevented from competing in his own age group (16 & Under) by the great storms of the week.
    Meanwhile at the Grade 4 Teddington Open tournament, there was victory for Chika Ike (left) in the 10 & Under girls event, where she did not drop a set all tournament. In the final she defeated Holly James 4-1 4-0 with a typically clinical and efficient performance.
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    Wednesday 30th October 2013 -
    Jack Pinnington Jones continues seamlessly at 12 & Under level where he left off in the 10 & Under age group; by winning. His latest victory is in the Grade 4 Letchworth Junior Open, defeating Michael Catt 6-1 6-3 in the final.
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    Tuesday 22nd October 2013 -
    Having been close on a number of occasions recently Natalya Ogunwale picks up a Grade 4 title in the 12 & Under event of the GSM Leisure Open held at Queniborough Tennis Club in Leicestershire. She defeated Phillipa Bourne 4-1 4-1 in the final for a well-deserved victory.
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    Saturday 24th August 2013 -
    TA players excel at the Grade 3 Leicestershire Junior Open. Vaishali Jorge (center) claimed the 14 & Under girls title by winning all her matches in a box league, and then she added the 16 & Under title by defeating Ana Webber 6-3 6-3 in the final. Johan Ashley (left) claimed the 14 & Under boys title with a narrow victory over
    fellow TA player and arch rival Sahej Maker 6-7(4) 6-2 [10-8].
    Sahej however bounced back to win the 16 & Under final with victory over John Taylor 6-1 3-6 [10-8], recovering from a 1-6 deficit in the match tie-break. Meanwhile at the Grade 4 Bromley LTC Summer Tournament the girls 14 & Under event was held as a box league, and Ciata De-Souza emerged victorious by winning all the matches she played.
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    Friday 23rd August 2013 -
    In his very last 10 & Under green ball tournament Jack Pinnington Jones produces a truly remarkable performance of which he can be very proud. In the semi finals of the Grade 1 Aegon Summer National Tour Finals he got himself to 4-1 3-2 up and held two consecutive match points against second seed Derrick Chen. Unfortunately Jack was unable to convert them and ended up losing on a match tie-break. He then overcame his disappointment to finish in third place overall by winning the play-off. Chen went on to win the final without dropping a game.
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    Thursday 22nd August 2013 -
    We are pleased to announce the most important results of the year: the first ever final GCSE exam results by players who were the very first to trust us with their education. Four of the original intake completed their GCSE Maths, between two and four years early, and achieved the following results:
  • Teta Dieudonné (age 13): A*
  • Mandi Furaji (age 12): A*
  • Sahej Maker (age 13): A*
  • Vaishali Jorge (age 14): A
  • This was a year when exam boards had set tougher marking criteria and average grades had fallen. However Teta, Mandi and Sahej each achieved 100% in at least one of the papers, with Teta doing so in two. These are quite exceptional results, congratulations to all - and especially their teacher Tom.
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    Wednesday 21st August 2013 -
    Eloise Saraty becomes the FIFTH of our 12 & Under girls to win a Grade 3 title this year! She defeated Sasha Southgate 6-2 6-1 in the final of the Esher Open Tournament and won all her matches in straight sets.
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    Saturday 17th August 2013 -
    With a confident performance Mandi Furaji wins the the 12 & Under event at the Grade 3 Wimbledon Club Open Tournament. She defeated Elisa Van Meeteren 6-0 6-2 in the final, dropping a total of just three games in the entire tournament.
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    Thursday 15th August 2013 -
    At the Grade 3 Swansea Tennis Championships, Jack Pinnington Jones produces a dominant display to win the 10 & Under event with some ease. In six matches he dropped just one single game, and claimed the title by defeating Robin Chandler-Payne 4-0 4-0 in the final.
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    Saturday 10th August 2013 -
    Luke Henley gets back into winning ways at the Grade 3 Ellesse Chandos Junior Open tournament. After some time out with injury he has had to be patient but won the Mens event here with relative ease. He defeated Max Benaim 6-2 6-4 in the final and will now look to rebuild some momentum.
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    Monday 5th August 2013 -
    A group of TA players arrive back from a highly successful clay court training and tournament trip to Prague, Czech Republic. They attended two 14 & Under tournaments and a training camp. Pictured above with their spoils are: Sahej Maker (far left) who won the boys event at TK Konstruktiva by defeating Russian player Ivan Lazarev 6-3 1-6 6-4, Yemisi Ifederu and Johan Ashley (far right) who were respective winners at TJ Solidarita Praha. Yemisi defeated TA player Teta Dieudonné 6-3 6-2 in the final and Johan defeated Czech player Pavel Jindra 6-1 6-1. Sahej and Johan then teamed up together and Teta with Molly Mackenzie (inset), to win the doubles events and ensure a clean sweep for TA players at this tournament.
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    Friday 2nd August 2013 -
    Jack Pinnington Jones reaches his first Grade 2 singles final at the Sheffield Junior Open, losing to Toby Samuel 2-4 0-4, the top player in the country for his age. The previous week Jack had won his first Grade 2 title in Bath: 10 & Under Boys Doubles with Ouyoung Dinapala. Jack now moves up to No.5 in the 10 & Under Boys national leaderboard.
    At about the same time back in London Tara Amin achieved an equally important milestone: winning her first tournament, the 10 & Under event at the Bishops Park Savills Grade 4 Summer Tournament. Held to a box league format Tara won all her matches in straight sets for a well-deserved victory.
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    Top 10 GB Rankings
    1 Roberto Preka
    GB #3 boys 14&U - Nov 2013
    GB #3 boys 12&U - Apr 2012
    2 Jack Pinnington Jones
    GB #4 boys 12&U - Sep 2014
    GB #5 boys 10&U - Aug 2013
    Leah Gonzales-Edwards
    GB #4 girls 10&U - Aug 2014
    4 Robert Morris
    GB #5 boys 18&U - Sep 2012
    5 Mandi Furaji
    GB #8 girls 12&U - Apr 2013
    Luke Henley
    GB #8 boys 18&U - Nov 2012




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