What a year 2018 has been. We have seen the return of Federer and Djokovic to the top of their games. Federer starting the year in blistering form winning the Aussie Open, Nadal making Roland Garros his home once again and Novak Djokovic making a great comeback and winning the final two slams of the year. The girls were split between, Wozniacki, Halep, Kerber and young gun Naomi Osaka.
Closer to home – we have seen the size of the BETA coaching staff grow in number. Towards the end of 2017 we welcomed Steve Dunklin bringing an abundance of experience at many different coaching levels. We have also seen Joshua Sapwell, former tour level player and Orange Bowl winner join our team. Both members have made a great addition in this last year and we thank them both for their help so far.
The last week in September is a week where the best junior players in the world come to represent their countries in the Junior Davis Cup. BETA’s own Joel Pierleoni, 15, is part of the U16 Great Britain team that is competing in Budapest this week.
As our training programmes for 2018 begin this coming week, it is a good time to reflect on the achievements of our players in 2017. A year which has seen success throughout all levels of the academy.
We are very pleased to announce the arrival of Steve Dunklin to the Berkhamsted Elite Tennis Academy team from September 2017.
Joel Pierleoni competed last week in the U14 European Championships in Most, Czech Republic. Joel and his doubles partner Jack Pinnington Jones won the doubles title to become the first British pair to do so in 22 years!
So the summer is drawing to a close and we have had a lot to shout about in this country in terms of sporting success. The Olympics and Wimbledon have all seen encouraging British successes.
Joel Pierleoni, 13, won his first Tennis Europe singles title today with victory in the U14 boys singles in Dublin. Joel carried on his great form from last week where he won his first ever title in the boys doubles and came runner-up in the singles.
Joel Pierleoni, 13, won his first Tennis Europe title today with victory in the U14 boys doubles event partnering Tomas Luis from Portugal. Joel also came runner-up in the U14 boys singles. These results will increase his ranking into the top 300 in Europe.
Will is back for another episode of Talk with Tribe. This week he will be speaking with BETA player Alex Playfoot.
Will is back for another episode of Talk with Tribe. This month he will be speaking with BETA player Josh Hayes.