The 4 finalists

British Tennis Tour Grade 2 Event at Exeter Tennis Centre

We are proud to be part of the British Tour and be able to host such great events. This year’s tournament included three world ranked players and some full time professionals, which shows how high the standard was. Entries came from all over the UK, with 26 players from the University of Exeter and the Junior Performance Programme.

Exeter Tennis Centre hosted a prestigious Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) British Tennis Tour Grade 2 event from 5th to 10th October 2015. This was a National Event and is part of the LTA’s British Tennis Tour tournaments.

Archie Dudman, Jack Large, Patrick Daykin, John Nathar, Dave Woon and Athena Nathalia all came through qualifying to make it to the main draw. The competition was fierce with some amazing tennis played, it was a great spectacle for interested University of Exeter staff, students and members of the public. The superb Tennis Centre is a great facility to host these events.

153 players in total entered, but there could only be two winners, with the men’s and women’s titles up for grabs. Both the no.1 seeds had played superbly well to reach their respective finals and showed their quality by both winning the title; Lisa Whybourn won the women’s singles and Marcus Walters won the men’s singles.

“It’s always great to see some amazing tennis and to host a British Tennis Tour Grade 2 event at Exeter Tennis Centre is fantastic. I hope that events like this continue to inspire everyone to pick up a tennis racket and have a go. It’s a great sport to play and there really is something for everyone”. Commented Charlotte Wallace, Tennis Programme Manager.

Charlotte Wallace was herself a Tennis Scholar at the University of Exeter and held a world ranking so knows what it takes to get to the top. She now works to provide the community with opportunities to play tennis and for everyone to reach their potential. Exeter Tennis Centre has a fantastic community tennis programme with coaching for al ages and abilities.

Exeter Tennis Centre has 10 indoor courts and 2 outdoor courts, based at the University of Exeter Sports Park. The University of Exeter has been awarded The Times / The Sunday Times Good Universities Guide 2016 Sports University of the Year, following significant investment and development over the past 10 years. The University has also achieved a Global 100 ranking in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Date 14 October 2015
For further information contact Charlotte Wallace, c.e.wallace@exeter.ac.uk 

Date: 14 October 2015

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