Ashtead tennis star of the future through to junior quarter-finals

Progress: Ashtead's Ben Draper

Progress: Ashtead's Ben Draper

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Ashtead's Ben Draper has reached the quarter-finals of the U16 boys’ singles tournament at the Nike Junior Tennis Championships.

Draper will now face Finn Bass from Somerset tomorrow (Wednesday) in the quarter-finals after overcoming Calum Macgeoch at Nottingham Tennis Centre after the Scot retired injured.

The Nike Junior Tennis Championships are the highest level competition for all juniors and the pinnacle of the summer domestic calendar.

The tournament features more than 250 players across four age groups and is a showcase for British tennis and the best junior talent in the country.

Having run for more than 100 years, the tournament has an illustrious line of past winners including Andy Murray, Heather Watson, Tim Henman, Elena Baltacha, and Anne Keothavong.

 

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9:14pm Wed 20 Aug 14

buggsie says...

Surname - Draper - any relation to the Surrey County Captain and ex LTA employee.
Good to read of youngsters coming through. Went to the Final of The Road to Wimbledon at the AELTC last week end (for under 14s) saw some awesome tennis - 25 stroke rallies - Tim Henman presented trophies. Other end of the age groups - National Vets (closed) on at AELTC - all still competitive at 85. All you reporters missed a reporting opportunity today - 2 ex Wimbledon Championships players there today.
Surname - Draper - any relation to the Surrey County Captain and ex LTA employee. Good to read of youngsters coming through. Went to the Final of The Road to Wimbledon at the AELTC last week end (for under 14s) saw some awesome tennis - 25 stroke rallies - Tim Henman presented trophies. Other end of the age groups - National Vets (closed) on at AELTC - all still competitive at 85. All you reporters missed a reporting opportunity today - 2 ex Wimbledon Championships players there today. buggsie
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