He’s ace! Tenager Joe Woolley wins national tennis title without dropping a single set

Joe Woolley.
Joe Woolley.

Boston Tennis Club’s Joe Woolley has seen off some of the top-ranked under 16s in the country to win the LTA Winter Masters... without dropping a set.

Competing in Roehampton, he won the grade one national tournament, which was open to the top 16 boys in this age group.

Joe earned victories over Miles McDowell (6-2, 6-4), number-two seed Enrique Vidal (6-4, 6-4), number-four seed Piers Farhang (6-5, 6-4) and Sacha Modica in the final (7-5, 7-5).

Joe took the sport up when Boston Community Tennis Partnership visitied Stickney Primary School when he was a year one pupil.

He then joined Boston Tennis Club, under coaches John Butters, Richard Cook and Steve Wood, before moving to Nottingham to take part in a full-time tennis.

In the Lincolnshire Mini Tennis Winter Leagues, Boston’s green and orange A team played St James, Grimsby, on Saturday, Matthew Gedney, Thomas Hull and William Cheer ending up victorious.

Boston B lost out 1-2 to Eastgate and Boston C missed out to Tealby.

Among those compoeting were Juan Advani, Denby Baker, Lois Boothby, Thomas Piggins, Harvey Vickers, Millie Alexander, Alastair Boothby, Bradley Worth, Myron Baxter, Rebecca Dickens, Devon Morgan, Tuula Sohngen, Louise Sharpe, Rodrigo Quevedo, Daniel Colam and Matthew Dickens.

Boston A’s Paris Royal, Bradley Worth, Millie Alexander, William Cheer, Rebecca Dickens, Devon Morgan, Serena Morrow and Tuula Sohngen won 2-1 at Horncastle.