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Latest News from Amelia Devlin, Young Sussex Tennis Talent


TR Fastenings is delighted to be sponsoring rising young tennis player, Amelia Devlin, from Heathfield in East Sussex. Amelia started playing tennis when she was four and now aged ten competes regularly at both county and at regional level, has won numerous tournaments and dreams of one day winning Wimbledon.

Scroll down to see the latest updates on Amelia.


Update June 2016

Amelia is continuing with her tennis training schedule – on court for a minimum of 8 hours a week – and has been representing her school in the U15 tennis team.

In a recent inter-school tournament, Amelia’s team triumphed over Seaford Head in the final for the Sussex Shield Plate competition, with Amelia being mentioned by several coaches for her impressive ground stroke winners.
 
Amelia is also a member of the Virgin Active Falmer U12 girls team. Playing singles and doubles, she has not lost a match so far this season. Often playing girls far bigger than her!
 
With the summer holidays fast approaching, Amelia will be able to increase her training and she has entered a number of tournaments in July and August.
TR Fastenings wish her all the best.
 
Below is Amelia pictured with the 2016 Aegon International Champion Dominika Cibulkova
 
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Update May 2016

Continuing success for 10 year old Amelia Devlin as she starts the summer tennis season, her first season since transitioning to yellow ball.  As a member of the Virgin Active (Falmer) team tennis, she has won in straight sets all tournaments played so far in the girls U14 category.

She has also seen success as part of her school team – winning the U11’s Sussex Schools’ Tennis Competition 2016.  The team won all games played.
She will be starting her own campaign in a couple of weeks starting with the Seaford Honda competition, which will be a grade 3 event.

Young Sussex Tennis Talent Receives Support from TR Fastenings

TR Fastenings is delighted to be sponsoring rising young tennis player, Amelia Devlin, from Heathfield in East Sussex. Amelia started playing tennis when she was four and now aged ten competes regularly at both county and at regional level, has won numerous tournaments and dreams of one day winning Wimbledon.

 
Each week she has six hours of lessons and spends any spare time on the courts practising. In 2016 she will be progressing to using a yellow ball and is aiming to compete in several tournaments including Devonshire Park, Bromley, West Worthing, Tunbridge Wells and many more.
 
A member of three Sussex tennis clubs, East Hoathly, Cross-in-Hand and Virgin Active in Brighton, Amelia’s commitment and determination impress her coach Greg Watson. “Amelia is a natural athlete and has all the ingredients to become a top British player," he explains. “She is also extremely mature for her age and is totally prepared to make the necessary sacrifices required to succeed in this highly competitive sport.”
 
Rating Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki and Eugenie Bouchard as her heroes, Amelia’s passion for tennis is heartfelt.  “I just love everything about the game, playing it, watching it, dreaming about it,” she says, adding “TR’s support means I can increase the number of lessons I have, which means that I will develop my game faster.  It also helps me to buy sports clothes and equipment.  This season I move up to playing with a yellow ball which I am really looking forward to, but the game will be tougher and I will need to carry more tennis rackets and also pay for re-stringing as it is more common for strings to go at this level.”
 
Glenda Roberts, TR's Group Sales Director commented, “It is important to nurture young British tennis talent, and despite her young age, Amelia has already demonstrated she has both the talent and the determination to succeed. We look forward to following her progress.”

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