The juniors from Ealing Lawn Tennis Club have once again prolonged their remarkable record in the Middlesex Leagues. Our prestigious club sent teams to compete in the under 10, 9 and 8 divisions. The latter under-8 competition included two teams which topped both the North East London and South West London Leagues, respectively. Both under 8 teams achieved an unprecedented unbeaten record winning all ten matches in their respective leagues. This exceptional achievement saw both teams score an impressive win percentage of 87.5% for the first team and 91.7% for the second team. As a consequence, these unrivalled stats made the club’s mixed under-8 representatives Middlesex champions and amongst the best in the country. Despite fielding two teams in the same under 9 division, Ealing LTC 2 and Ealing LTC 1 impressively finished first and second. The former topping the table with an unbeaten record culminating in a 91.8% win percentage that saw them finish a comfortable six points ahead of third placed Westway 1. Along with their younger peers, the under 10’s team finished as champions in Division One. In a closely contested league, the under 10’s edged top spot by finishing two points ahead of Hackney Tennis with a respectable 57.2% win percentage.
The success of each aforementioned age group reflects the tremendous development and stewardship each player has received from Ealing Lawn Tennis Club’s coaching staff. This close monitoring and support has made the club’s coaching programme one of the best in the country.
As a result, the renowned programme has produced more regional and national players than any other club in the region. George Matheou, the Head of Coaching Development, described the outstanding results as “evidence of the hard work from both the coaching assistants and the boys and girls throughout the year.” He also added, “I’m confident we can deliver further excellence in the future by embodying the values of the club in each player. All the Ealing teams were crowned Middlesex champions and well done to all the players.”