Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Margate’s Jack Pegden Triumphs in East Kent County Tennis Championship

Margate Lawn Tennis Club Junior Jack Pegden has triumphed in the Under 8s East Kent County Championship which took place at Polo Farm, Canterbury on May 26, Bank Holiday Monday.

The Championship event involved twelve children playing in three rounds of the final competition and resulted in glory for young Jack. He steadfastly won each of his first three games, taking the ties 10–6,   10–2, 10–6. That placed him firmly in the quarter final of the competition where he won 10–7.

Moving on to the semi-final, Jack definitively won the game 10- 2, landing him squarely in the final where he won that too. Playing some great tennis in an exciting final, Jack excelled in that as well and won the tie 10–7. Notably, this was only Jack’s second ever tournament. There were no nerves and he really enjoyed himself!

“Jack played exceptionally well in this his second ever competition,” says Margate Lawn Tennis Club Head Coach Gavid Vickers, “and it's fantastic that he has had this success at county level. Jack has been involved with the coaching programme at Margate Lawn Tennis Club since day one and it's been an absolute pleasure training him and helping him reach his potential."

Margate Lawn Tennis Club operates under LTA's mini lawn tennis programme which allows children to progress using appropriate equipment such as larger and lower bouncing tennis balls. “Lessons start for five year olds to 70 year olds and over,” adds Vickers. “Everyone is welcome!”

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