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arka
Hopes For The Future. « on: September 07, 2006, 04:10 PM »
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I think that we should have a thread where we can post updates or thoughts on young players who aspire to become pros and seem capable of it.

So this is a thread dedicated to British kids who are yet to make a breakthrough into the U18 circuits. Smile
So mostly about people who are 15 years or younger in age.


It'll be great if anyone posts anything they know about them. Or it'll be even better if someone posted about a new prospect that they know about.


And this thread will obviously help me to keep track of them. Very Happy


I'll start posting when I return. woohoo


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Re: Hopes For The Future. « Reply #1 on: September 07, 2006, 05:04 PM »
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Guy who's in my year at school is ranked top 5 or 10 for u14s in GB.
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Re: Hopes For The Future. « Reply #2 on: September 07, 2006, 05:07 PM »
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That's really good Surprised
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Re: Hopes For The Future. « Reply #3 on: September 07, 2006, 09:05 PM »
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Guy who's in my year at school is ranked top 5 or 10 for u14s in GB.

Watziznehm?? shocking
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Re: Hopes For The Future. « Reply #4 on: September 07, 2006, 09:42 PM »
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The first name that comes to my mind is that of Nicolas Jones.

Nick is from Cardiff and is 13 years old. He'll turn fourteen later this week. It'll be really good to see a Welsh player doing well. Smile




He's the only 13 year old Brit in the top 700 of the U16s. He's ranked 103 in the U14s. Of course, no younger Brits are ranked ahead of him. Although he is certainly behind other 13 year olds from different countries, like Carlos Boluda, he shouldn't worry. Because Boluda will either either reach the highest levels of professional tennis and win Grand Slams or else the success will get into his head and he will be ruined.


Nick did an interview with BBC Wales before some time. Link.


He did really well to win the British U14 championships, held in Bournemouth last month. He was the seventh seed but defeated older and higher ranked players on his way to the title.





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Re: Hopes For The Future. « Reply #5 on: September 07, 2006, 10:41 PM »
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http://www.lta.org.uk/LtaOnlineV2/Templates/Hidden/Search/RankingsSearch.aspx?NRMODE=Published&NRNODEGUID=%7bDD3B9634-AD17-4041-AFB7-BCC8EB610C1A%7d&NRORIGINALURL=%2fSearch%2fLTARankings%2fdefault%2ehtm%3fBSMGuid%3d5ecb6382-8921-44c0-8f6a-5d3201eac208&NRCACHEHINT=Guest&BSMGuid=5ecb6382-8921-44c0-8f6a-5d3201eac208
No.7 on this list
He left at the end of last year to go to some tennis college.

Very long link shocking,  forgot how to make it shorter
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Re: Hopes For The Future. « Reply #6 on: September 07, 2006, 10:43 PM »
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Just realised I know someone who went off to the US to do tennis more seriously. They must be about 14ish as well
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Re: Hopes For The Future. « Reply #7 on: September 07, 2006, 10:46 PM »
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one of my friends at school knows someone who was entered in the boys singles draw at the US Open junior event... i've forgotten his name though... *smacks self*
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Re: Hopes For The Future. « Reply #8 on: September 07, 2006, 10:54 PM »
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No.7 on this list
He left at the end of last year to go to some tennis college.

Very long link shocking,  forgot how to make it shorter

Aha! Surprised

Best of luck to him for the future. Smile


Just realised I know someone who went off to the US to do tennis more seriously. They must be about 14ish as well

Names?

There will be waves of Scotish talents in the years to come I believe. There are quite a few great prospects actually. Surprised



one of my friends at school knows someone who was entered in the boys singles draw at the US Open junior event... i've forgotten his name though... *smacks self*

Chase Buchanan?
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Re: Hopes For The Future. « Reply #9 on: September 07, 2006, 11:00 PM »
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Anthony Parkin is a decent prospect actually. Even though he is slightly older than people like Nick Jones, he happens to be our number two in U16s.


I'll keep an eye out for him from now on. woohoo
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Re: Hopes For The Future. « Reply #10 on: September 07, 2006, 11:04 PM »
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not chase buchanan... he lost in the first round... was most likely destroyed bagel and breadstick or maybe got 2s and 3s.... he's probably 17 or 18...
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Re: Hopes For The Future. « Reply #11 on: September 07, 2006, 11:08 PM »
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Dylan Arnould?
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Re: Hopes For The Future. « Reply #12 on: September 07, 2006, 11:11 PM »
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anyone else fit the description?
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Re: Hopes For The Future. « Reply #13 on: September 07, 2006, 11:29 PM »
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Brennan Boyajian.


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Re: Hopes For The Future. « Reply #14 on: September 07, 2006, 11:36 PM »
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might've been him... i'll ask my friend again later...
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