Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Budleigh Salterton’s Zac Brown was crowned Under-8 Cornwall and Devon champion in the Flybe tennis finals.
The 8-year-old was playing at the grand finals of the Flybe Mini Masters Summer series in Ivybridge.
Hundreds of players from across Devon and Cornwall had been competing over the previous six months to bag one of the coveted last 16 places in each age group.
The youngster, who trains at Exmouth Tennis and Leisure Centre, performed consistently over the weekend to win the Under-8 trophy.
He then went on to land the Under-9 title!
The 2013 season has certainly been an excellent one for Exmouth’s young tennis starlets.
Sebastian Stanbury Flood won the 10U title at the Devon Closed Championships whilst his twin Benedict was the 9U runner up whilst Zac Brown and Ben Johnson were semi-finalists in the 9U event.
The 8U title was taken by Ben Johnson with young Brown a semi-finalists in this category also.
All the boys train at ExmouthTennis and Leisure Centre under head coach Liam Storey and his team of Derek Blackmore, Nikki Trelease and Myles Fletcher.