Yesterday I made it back to back wins at the first ever Abingdon Futures Wheelchair Tennis Tournament. I’m really excited to have won both the singles and doubles titles, especially as in the doubles I won the title with one of our junior players, Abbie Breakwell. This was her first ever international title, so I feel honoured I won it with her and so pleased I asked her to play with me.
I have worked with many of our GB juniors as an athlete mentor, this involves working with them off court helping them to develop confidence, and work on things like life skills and sport/life balance so it was really nice to actually get on court with Abbie. She played exceptionally well and really rose to the challenge as we faced some tough opponents. I’m thrilled to have won her first international title with her, especially as afterwards she told me that I was the first ever professional match she ball crewed for a few years ago (Abbie was the first ever ball person to use a wheelchair to crew at big events), so I feel our journey is quite special.
In the singles I made it through the first couple of rounds quite comfortably, but the final was more challenging as I faced GB number 4 Lauren Jones. I don’t feel I put in my best performance in all honesty but I’m proud to have won the match in 2 sets, especially as I was down 3-4 in the first set after a slow start, but overall, happy to get another couple of titles under my belt!