Billy through to next round of Barclays Ball Kids

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TALENTED youngster Billy Stenger has taken a step closer to fulfilling his dream of being a ball-boy at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at London’s O2 arena in November.

Avon Valley School pupil Billy, 13, was successful at the Barclays Ball Kids regional trials at the Billesley Indoor Tennis Centre in Birmingham on Saturday.

Nearly 100 children took part and Billy showed impressive athleticism, agility, endurance, co-ordination, ball skills, balance, speed and team work to gain selection by the Barclays Ball Kids Talent ID Team.

He was extremely excited to be one of just five children who made it through to the next stage and was very happy indeed that he had performed well on the day.

The final 100 children from all the regional trials will compete in the final trial in London on April 28 when just 30 will be chosen for the big event.



Junior tennis coaching was in full swing last Saturday morning at the Rugby School Courts. There is now the opportunity to play some tennis matches this Saturday.

9-10am junior tennis coaching for all abilities from 7-16 years.

10-12noon junior tennis matchplay on a round-robin basis.

Just turn up at the Rugby School Courts this Saturday, March 3. Rackets and balls are provided. Or for more information call Pam Bond on (01788) 810589.



Group One: Winner: Joseph Green, Runner-Up: Zachary Wenham

Group Two: Winner: Samantha Delleman, Consolation Winner: Kaureena Kaushal

Group Three: Winner: Isabelle Colbourne, Consolation Winner: Holly Farnham

Group Four: Winner: Joel Taylor, Consolation Winner: Jessica Naylor

Well done to everyone this week, especially to Augustus Wenham who showed a lot more confidence in his shots.

There is a mini red tournament every Saturday during term time indoors at Rugby School Sports Centre 10.30-11.30am. Anyone who can rally is welcome to come along and have a go. For more information please call Natalie Meek on 07812 940 365.