Exmouth family celebrating after sporting success

PUBLISHED: 06:00 15 July 2017

Zac Brown (left) and Ben Johnson (right) with the doubles trophy they won

Zac Brown (left) and Ben Johnson (right) with the doubles trophy they won


A sporting family from Exmouth is celebrating after more tennis success for two youngsters.

Jessica Johnson got to meet Judy Murray as part of 'She Rallies'Jessica Johnson got to meet Judy Murray as part of 'She Rallies'

Ben Johnson, 12, has enjoyed doubles delight in a national competition.

His sister, Jessica, aged 10, was also selected to represent the county at under-12 level.

Exmouth Community College student Ben and doubles partner Zac Brown, who both train at Exmouth Tennis and Fitness Centre, won the doubles tournament at a national LTA British tour event held in Glasgow, Scotland.

Ben also made the quarter finals in the singles and Zac made the last 16.

Their coach Liam Storey said: “All the best players at the 12 and under age group in the UK play it – They work super hard on academy training.”

Jessica, who is part of the LED East Devon Tennis Academy, was also the youngest to be picked for the 12 and under Devon team when it took part in the county cup in Bristol.

She also had the opportunity to meet Judy Murray, renowned tennis coach and mum of world number one men’s player Andy Murray.

Jessica, who attends Woodbury Primary School, was one of five other girls from LED East Devon Tennis Academy to attend the event in Bristol.

They attended the ‘She Rallies’ event held to inspire girls to play the sport.

The afternoon was a celebration of girls playing tennis and a fun and social event was set up to enable girls from all over the South West meet and play.

Jessica got the chance to ask Judy questions.

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