STA players excel at home

Last week, Sutton Tennis Academy (STA) hosted a Grade 3 tournament. Many of our players performed well on home turf and reached the finals, with one player taking home a singles title.

New Football Academy

Last week, The Sports Village opened its doors to a brand new football academy. Sutton Football Academy will run courses on a quarterly basis with 11 to 13 week programmes. We will also be offering football-specific holiday camps, with one for the Easter period beginning today and running until April 18.

The Academy has a range of courses to suit all levels of player aged 11 and under. We offer classes on weekday afternoons and evenings, and during the day on Saturdays. The brand new facility is also available for school use and birthday parties.

Latest updates from STA

This week we have several players competing in a Tennis Europe (ETA) tournament as well as a Grade 3 tournament on-site, while three of our female players just took part in a $25k International Tennis Federation (ITF) tournament. With preparations for next week’s Grade 2 tournament in Nottingham also taking place, Sutton Tennis Academy (STA) players have a busy period ahead.

Updates from the County Cup

At the end of last week, six players from Sutton Tennis Academy (STA) took part in the 18 & Under County Cup - a nation-wide Aegon tennis tournament. 

In the Surrey Boys' team we had Sam Kiladejo, Lawrence Perrin and Josh Pistorius representing STA at the University of Bath. Kiladejo lost 1-6 5-7 to Luke Oakley and 2-6 3-6 to Ryan Peniston. Perrin was defeated by William Spencer 3-6 6-3 6-2. Pistorius secured a victory over Thomas Pudney 6-3 6-7(3) 6-1, before losing against Liam Earnshaw 6-4 6-4. 

Kenya report

Sutton Tennis Academy took 11 players to Nairobi, Kenya for three weeks of back-to-back International Tennis Federation (ITF) tournaments in February. For many of these players, it was their first time not only travelling with a team and not their parents but also their first time being in Kenya, first time playing an ITF tournament and first time organising their practice courts and doubles partners.

Jessica Crivelletto wins title in Kenya

Congratulations to Sutton Tennis Academy player Jessica Crivelletto, who has won the singles title at a Grade 5 International Tennis Federation (ITF) tournament in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Tarbes wrap-up

Last week, three Sutton Tennis Academy (STA) players competed in the Les Petit As Tarbes tournament in France. As one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world, our players did extremely well against some of the best players in Europe.

Brandon Murphy won his first round of main draw, beating Bulgarian player Adrian Andreev 6-1 6-4. He put up a tough fight in the second round, ultimately losing 7-6 7-6 to Alexander Zgirovsky, who is from Belarus and ranked number 10 in Europe.

Hudd and Murphy in Tarbes main draw

Two of the male players at Sutton Tennis Academy (STA) are through to the main draw of the prestigious Petit As Tarbes tournament in France.
Brandon Murphy, as part of the Great Britain team, defeated Adrian Andreey this morning with a score of 6-1 6-4. Andreev is ranked 16 in Bulgaria. Emile Hudd made it through two rounds of qualifying to book his place in the main draw. As the only British player to make it through qualifying, he will today play Tomas Jirousek, from the Czech Republic and ranked seventh in Europe.