Jacob shows class at Thongsbridge

EIGHT year old Jacob Chadwick showed great composure to win the Thongsbridge Tennis Club Junior Open Eight & Under Mixed Singles.

The championships attracted some of the top players from around the country and Chadwick showed he was in the mood for success when he finished top of his round robin group with five victories from his six matches.

He progressed through his quarter-final tie with a 10-5 success before battling through a tough last four encounter 10-8.

The final proved an extremely tense affair but Chadwick held his nerve to win 10-8.

Chadwick trains at Thongsbridge Tennis Club, near Holmfirth. He has represented the club in the Aegon Yorkshire Team Tennis and is on the Lawn Tennis Association’s Talent Identification Programme at Regional Level. He attends All Saints’ CE School in Skircoat Green and plays football for Warley Rangers under eights.