14U County Cup Reports

The Wiltshire County 14U teams competed at the LTA County Cup on 27th and 28th April. The Boys played at Taunton and the girls at Torquay.


Players: Harry, Andrew, Alexander, Pierre and Jasper
Captains: Neil Watts and Dave Morris
Final Position: 2nd

With an inexperienced side at Under 14 County Cup, the boys came together and as a team and fought hard all weekend. To see them celebrating dead rubbers in the way they were was amazing to see.

A comfortable win against the Channel Islands 6-0, was followed by hard fought victory’s against Gloucestershire and Somerset. This meant a tough 4-2 lose against Cornwall left us in a very respectable 2nd place.

Huge thanks to the boys involved. A special mention to Harry and Andrew who only lost 1 match all weekend.

Neil Watts (Captain)


Players: Matilda, Daisy, Mia, Nicole and Phoebe
Captains: Lewis Fletcher and Becky Kaufmann
Final Position: 2nd

The U14 Girls County Cup in Torquay showcased the remarkable journey of a team of young, talented players who have grown together both on and off the field. Over the years, these girls have evolved not only as players but as individuals, embodying the spirit of camaraderie and determination. As their captain, I have had the privilege of witnessing their growth first-hand, and it has been an absolute pleasure to guide them through their journey in the sport.

From their early days in the team, it has been evident that these girls share a special bond. They have nurtured friendships, supported each other through victories and setbacks, and fostered a team culture built on trust and unity. Their camaraderie extends beyond the pitch, creating an environment where laughter and encouragement abound. I have always been confident in their ability to rise to any challenge, knowing that they have each other’s best interests at heart.

In this year’s County Cup, the team demonstrated the culmination of their hard work and dedication. While they achieved what might have been expected of them, their potential and talent were evident throughout the tournament. Despite facing tough opponents, they exhibited resilience, skill, and a determination to succeed. Each match was a testament to their progress as individuals and as a team unit.

In addition to celebrating the achievements of the U14 Girls County Cup team, it is essential to extend heartfelt congratulations to the individual coaches who have played a pivotal role in the development of these young athletes. The dedication and hard work of these coaches, who tirelessly invest their time and expertise day in and day out, have undoubtedly contributed to the success of the team. Their commitment to nurturing the talent and skills of each player deserve commendation and appreciation.

Saturday’s matches against Cornwall and Somerset showcased the team’s dominance on the court, securing straightforward victories that highlighted their prowess and determination. However, Sunday’s encounter with Avon presented a more intense challenge, with the stakes elevated as both teams vied for the top position. The matches were fiercely contested, with the outcome hanging in the balance as each player fought for every point.

The intensity of Sunday’s matches was fantastic with all four singles matches reaching critical junctures simultaneously, culminating in three tie-breaks. In tennis, as in life, it often comes down to a few pivotal points that can sway the outcome of a match. Despite the valiant efforts of the team, victory eluded them on this occasion. However, their resilience and fighting spirit were on full display, a testament to their character and determination.

While the result may not have been in our favour on Sunday, the experience gained, and the lessons learned will undoubtedly serve as valuable assets as the team continues to progress in their tennis journey. As we reflect on the weekend’s events, let us celebrate the achievements of these remarkable young players, acknowledge the contributions of their dedicated coaches, and look ahead with optimism and determination to future successes on the court.

Lewis Fletcher (Captain)

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