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National Number One ranking for Batchwood tennis player

A 14-year-old tennis player from Harpenden has reached number one in the 14&U GB national rankings after winning her first national-level tournament at 16&U age group last month.

  • Emily Arbuthnott reached the finals of both 14&U and 16&U age groups at the Sutton Easter tournament
  • After a weather-disrupted week, Emily had to battle her way through 9 singles matches in just 4 days
  • On finals day itself, she defeated the #1 seed Molly Reed from Yorkshire 6-1 6-3 in the 16&U final
  • These results were enough to lift her into the number one slot in the 14&U national rankings, and up to number two in the 16&U rankings, her highest ever positions

Quotations

Liz Jones, Tennis Director at Batchwood Tennis Centre, who directs Emily’s tennis programme, commented:

A number one ranking comes from achieving consistently excellent results over a 12 month period: you have to train hard, prepare thoroughly and then perform day-in day-out at tournaments all year round.  The coaching team here at Batchwood is genuinely thrilled to have the top ranked player in her age group training here – she is a great role model to all of our younger players and we are looking forward to helping her take the next step up into international tournaments over the coming year.

As a member of the AEGON FutureStars programme run by the LTA, Emily has also recently been invited on a national training camp and a trip abroad with other top British players – these opportunities will really help her understand where she needs to develop her game.

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