Eight year old Arthur Hanson from Bourton-on-the-Water beat off stiff competition to become the new 2016 Gloucester County Tennis Under 8s Champion.
Arthur was one of 20 boys who entered the tournament and had to play seven matches at Oxstalls Tennis Centre, Gloucester, on Wednesday 24th August, and beat the number one seed 10-4 in the final.
Arthur has been playing at Bourton Vale Tennis Club since he was three years old. He has been coached by LTA Coach James Hilltout for the last four years on a 1:1 basis. James has watched Arthur develop at pace and is thrilled with his success:
“It is great to see Arthur succeeding at the highest level. He does not come from a tennis family and has developed a real passion for the game with the support of Bourton Tennis Club. It shows that anything is possible. I now wish him every success as he continues to enjoy the game and work his way up the rankings at under 9s level”.
Pictured: Under 8s County Champion Arthur Hanson with LTA Coach James Hilltout at Bourton Vale Lawn Tennis Club.