New grantee Hannah Smith has won the 14U Junior International at the Nottingham Tennis Centre. The tournament was overwhelmingly populated by domestic players it’s true, but served its purpose of giving opportunity for players to improve their rankings, a chance grasped with both hands by Smith, who won with ease.
Hannah trains at the West Hants Club in Bournemouth and is following a route well trodden by former Tennis First grantees (eg Jodie Burrage and Lauryn John-Baptiste). Her expertise as a doubles prospect has few dissenters, but this performance should encourage her to believe she has a future as a singles player also. (Almost needless to say she also won the doubles with Eva Shaw, another new grantee!) So congrats to Hannah – the first of the new cohort of grantees to pocket an international title!