As part of our commitment to young talent, we are pleased to be sponsoring Joe Hart, a local young tennis player.
Joe is 14 years old and started playing tennis when he was just 3, his mum says he could hit a tennis ball before he could walk.
Having an uncle who is a tennis pro and a dad who was a County/West midlands Regional Squash player, Joe with natural hand eye coordination, had an instinctive flair for tennis at a very young age.
Currently playing at the Bromsgrove Tennis Club and Edgbaston Priory Joe has had a really busy summer.
He played in the Malvern Open winning the U14s singles and reaching the quarter finals of the U16s singles.
He also played in the Torbay Open, just losing in the semi-finals to the number 1 seed, 10-8 in a gripping match tiebreak and came 2nd in the U14s doubles
In the Herefordshire and Worcestershie County Closed Championships, Joe won the U14s singles and was runner up in the U16s singles, won the U16s mixed doubles, the U14s doubles and was runner up in the U16s doubles and to finish off was awarded player of the year.
Joe – we have high hope for you here at Griffiths Marshall and are looking forward to following your progress over the coming year.