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  • Emily Appleton competing with the best out in the USA

    Following on from Emily’s success in Argentina last month, Emily took her second ITF Pro title – this time the Doubles in the $15k Shipyard Cup in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Partnering Caty McNally from the US, the pair saved a match point in round one of the tournament; beat a former Australian Open Doubles…

  • Jasmine Conway ranked number one U12 GB tennis player

    Jasmine Conway is a GLL Sport Foundation supported tennis player based out in South Oxfordshire. She has written a summary of her current rankings and her season so far. Jasmine is currently Nationally  number 1 GB in the 12u age group (Rankings will vary week by week) Jasmine took part in the summer Nike National…

  • GSF supported athlete Anna Hursey becomes first European in ITTF Hopes Week

    Anna returned from a week in Luxembourg, at the ITTF Hopes Week. She came first out of the Europeans and is now going to represent Europe at the ITTF World Hopes week and challenge,which will be held in Luxembourg in August 2017 10th – 18th. This is Anna’s best ever result. The competition is for…

  • Emily building for European pro events in the coming months

    This month Emily returned to Brazil to play the Banana Bowl and the Grade A tournament in Porto Alegre. This year the Banana Bowl was a month earlier than last and was staged in Criciuma, a mid sized town two hours two south of Florianopolis. Conditions were intense – extreme temperatures and very high humidity…

  • Great start to 2017 for tennis star Emily Appleton

    2017 has started well with Emily winning both the singles and doubles titles at the Grade 1 Coffee Bowl tournament in Costa Rica. Playing on the centre court in front of a capacity crowd, Emily showed that she has what it takes to take on the best, to come back from losing the first set…

  • Emily continues to progress up the junior tennis rankings

    November was another busy month and a mixture of Pro and Junior events as well as some on and off court training. The month started with a $10k Women’s event on the red clay in Cucuta, Colombia. Emily adjusted well to the heat and played a couple of excellent early matches to secure a place…

  • Emily gains impressive results out in Asian tournaments

    GLL Sport Foundation supported tennis star Emily Appleton has had another great month. In October, Emily travelled to the Far East to play a $10k Women’s Pro event in Jakarta and the Osaka Mayors Cup – World Super Junior Championships in Japan. In Jakarta, Emily reached the last 16 in the singles, losing out to the…

  • US Open Junior Event gives Emily more experience on the circuit

    September kicked off with Emily’s first appearance at the US Open Junior event at Flushing Meadows, New York. The objective this year was all about experience – getting a feel for the event (a massive contrast in size, scale and ambience to both the French Open and Wimbledon) and learning to handle crowds, noise and…

  • Fantastic end to the Summer season for tennis star Emily Appleton

    August 2016 It was a busy August with three $10k Women’s Pro events as well as a return to the hard courts for the Grade 1 Canadian Open in Montreal. The first $10k tournament took Emily to Tarvisio in Italy, close to the Austrian and Slovenian borders – a stunning setting; a friendly club and…

  • Experience gained for Emily throughout July tennis tours

    Another busy month which started on the lawns of Wimbledon and Emily’s first foray into the prestigious Junior grass court Grand Slam. In the singles, Emily drew the Italian, Pieri – an evenly balanced match in terms of rankings. The match started well with Emily playing some good, powerful tennis. However, the tenacious Italian showed…