Three of the Berkhamsted Aegon team tennis teams were in action this past weekend. Our Ladies and U18 girls were both at home on Saturday against Hoddesdon and St Albans respectively before our U12 boys traveled to Batchwood on Sunday afternoon.
It was 2 o’clock on Wednesday afternoon the 6th April. BETA Academy player, Anna Popescu and I would shortly be leaving to Greece for 2 10K Pro tour events in Heraklion.
BETA players were in action in Easter holiday events at Gosling and Chesham over the past fortnight as well as kicking off the Aegon Team tennis season in the ladies and junior boys divisions.
The Easter holiday events continued over the last week with our players competing in Rickmansworth, Witney as well as the British Tour event in Bolton.
Over the Easter weekend the Berkhamsted Tennis Club hosted their 7th annual junior open championships, with players coming from far and wide to take part in the event, including representatives from BETA in the U12 and U14 age groups.
Every December in Miami, Florida, the best juniors from all around the world assemble to compete in the Orange Bowl. The event is considered the most prestigious tournament outside the grand slams, and is often referred to as the junior world championships.
The BETA team have been competing regularly over the first half of the autumn including half term events in Totteridge and Northwood.
Over the last week BETA have had players competing in U14 Tennis Europe events and U18 ITF events in Queenswood Tennis Centre, a grade 3 event in Oxford as well as the IAPS Tennis Championships (Independent Association of Prep School).
In April every year college athletes go to battle in their respective conferences championships. Former BETA player Adam Coyne, Ronald Mataba and Georgie Gosen were all in action for their college tennis teams this week.
The Easter events have been a very successful for all associated with Berkhamsted and BETA. Our junior players were competing around the UK, some international action going on with touring pros Rameez Junaid and Adil Shamsadin in Casablanca and BETA alumni Adam Coyne and Ronald Mataba competing in their US college tennis conference championship.