News from Rainford Tennis Club

Rainford players compete at the Livepool International Tennis Tournament

(June 23, 2013)

Rainford members Natalie Wall and Albert Arthur have both been in action this week at the Liverpool Hope University International Tennis Tournament.

Local girl Natalie Wall, who is coached at Rainford Tennis Club by Sam Jalloh, was in the Women’s Singles at the pre-Wimbledon grass court competition in Calderstones Park and got great experience of competing against players from the top hundred of the WTA Tour rankings.

Ghana Davis Cup player, Albert Arthur, who also trains at Rainford Tennis Club also got some great experience on the grass courts against top ranked male players from across the world.

      Rainford Tennis Club - Natalie Wall

“The Liverpool Hope University International Tennis Tournament has been a great experience for both Albert and Natalie" said coach, Samuel Jalloh. “It is great for a club like Rainford to have two players competing in this great international tournament on Merseyside."

There was more Rainford representation at the tournament as youngster Maisie Lavelle got the opportunity to practice on the grass courts with the professional players at Calderstones Park, which she thoroughly enjoyed.   Adam Ashton was also chosen to be a ball-boy at the tournament ahead of his appearance as ball-boy at the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 in London in November.

“We are delighted to have such an involvement in the Liverpool International” said Club Secretary, John Case. “At Rainford Tennis Club, we have some great players, but tennis is a sport for all and we are running weekly sessions for adults and juniors of all standards too.”

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