Cutting his cloth in national final

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Former Elmsett Primary School pupil Oscar Cutting 
finished runner-up of the 12-and-under Aegon Winter National Tour Finals.

The 12-year-old, who enjoyed a fine run of form en route to the final at the National Tennis Centre in London , was beaten by Joshua Wilson from 
Southampton in a hard-fought final.

Cutting, who now attends Culford School, was one 
of only 16 players to be invited, having earned his place 
by accumulating enough ranking points from LTA 
tournaments throughout the winter.

Leon Smith, the Lawn 
Tennis Association’s head of men’s and women’s tennis, said: “To finish runner-up at the prestigious Aegon Winter National Tour finals is a fantastic achievement for any young player and I’m sure Oscar will build on this experience.”

n Sudbury Tennis Club’s Travis Ireland was put through his paces when 
taking part in the LTA’s 
National Talent ID Day, held 
at the National Tennis 
Centre in Roehampton, London.

The 10-year-old was 
among 55 youngsters from across the country invited to the session.

LTA head of talent management Andrew Lewandowski, who oversaw the day, said: “Travis has performed really well and shown lots of ability across a number of different tasks designed to test athletic ability, coordination, speed and agility, as well as a real natural talent and love for the sport.”