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  • News

    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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    GB Rankings Leaderboard
    1 Roberto Preka
    GB #3 boys 14&U - Nov 2013
    GB #3 boys 12&U - Apr 2012
    2 Jack Pinnington Jones
    GB #5 boys 10&U - Aug 2013
    Robert Morris
    GB #5 boys 18&U - Sep 2012
    4 Mandi Furaji
    GB #8 girls 12&U - Apr 2013
    Luke Henley
    GB #8 boys 18&U - Nov 2012




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