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Wrexham to host international tennis aces of the future

Wrexham Tennis Centre

International tennis will return to Wrexham next week (22-26 May 2023) as the Junior International Tennis Federation (ITF) World Tennis Tour serves up some excitement.

Completing a trifecta of high-level competitions at Wrexham Tennis Centre this spring — including the Tennis Europe Championships and the Junior Welsh Open — the event will allow Welsh players to make their mark on an international stage.

As part of a wider international series — featuring more than 750 tournaments in 140 countries — the Welsh leg of the competition will see the best under-18 players from around the world descend on the city as they begin their transition into professional tennis.

Experienced international player and Wales representative, 15-year-old Elizabeth Evans, is just one of the many talented players who will be taking to the court. She said: “I’m really looking forward to the ITF in Wrexham, I’ve got very good memories of playing at Wrexham in both 18U UK Nationals and Welsh Championships so it’s great to be able to play an International Competition in my home country.”

Joining Elizabeth will be a host of Welsh players looking to put their best serve forward including, Jemimah Choi, Jemima Dean, Archie Gray, Oliver Page, and Alex Farmanbar — who are already acing in the world of international tennis.

Tennis Wales Competitions and Events Manager, Mark Lewis, added: “It’s going to be a week of extremely high-level tennis, showcasing top talent from around the globe.

“We’re proud to have a growing community of tennis talent here in Wales, with many players taking strides to put Welsh tennis on the competitive map. Don’t be surprised if you see names from this week starring on adult tours in the future!”

Jonathan Miller, Health and Wellbeing Lead at Wrexham Borough Council, said: “We are delighted that Wrexham is once again hosting a top-level tennis tournament.

“We are proud of the tennis facilities and community here in Wrexham and know that the players at the Junior ITF will have a great experience here.”

Sion Jones, General Manager of Wrexham Tennis Centre said: “We look forward to welcoming players taking part in the Junior ITF to Wrexham. It has been an exciting couple of months at Wrexham Tennis Centre, hosting this tournament, as well as Tennis Europe and the Junior Welsh Open.”