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TENNIS: Teenager Ridge's Yonex Open joy
10:00am Friday 16th August 2013 in Sport
Harrison Ridge won the 14 and under boys’ Grade 3 event at the Yonex Open at White Horse Leisure & Tennis Centre, Abingdon.
The No 2 seed beat top-seeded Jake Penny 6-2, 6-3 in the final.
Ridge was joined by fellow Oxfordshire players Asha Badiani and Taysie Gujral for HSBC’s Road to Wimbledon finals at the All-England Club.
Ridge was the only Oxfordshire player to qualify into the main draw where he lost to fourth seed Matthew Summers, from Kent, 7-5, 6-2.
It provided the Oxfordshire juniors with an opportunity to play on the famous grass courts, have their picture taken with former Great Britain star Tim Henman as well as mixing with the top young players in the country.
MORE than 60 youngsters have entered Banbury West End’s LTA grade 4 junior tournament next week.
The competition, which runs from Monday to Friday, is for under 8s to under 18s.
Entries can still be made in the under 8 and under 9s events online at www.lta. org.uk. Reference number is OXF 13S0370.
More details from organiser Alison Jackson on 07969 201527.
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