Double success for Glen Leversedge of Shropshire at Shrewsbury Wheelchair Tennis Tournament


Shropshire’s Glen Leversedge was a double winner as Shrewsbury Club hosted the popular Shrewsbury Wheelchair Tennis Tournament.

Zak Corbishley received the Players Trophy from the Tony Hirst Players at the Shrewsbury Wheelchair Tennis Tournament and also won the novice doubles with Glen Leversedge

Last weekend’s event was a great success as players took part in a packed schedule of matches.

The Shrewsbury Tournament, part of the LTA’s National Wheelchair Series, with events held throughout the year in England, Scotland and Wales, attracted over 25 players.

Glen of Oswestry won the novice singles title before teaming up with Zak Corbishley to win the novice doubles.

Zak also received the Players’ Player’s Trophy Tony Hirst, voted on by tournament attendees.

Tony Heslop won the men’s singles, with Sarah Gaisford taking the women’s singles title and also teaming up with Tracy Vallance for the doubles win.

Event organizer Scott Smith of the Shropshire Wheelchair Tennis Group teamed up with John Lambert to win the men’s doubles title.

Reflecting on the weekend, Scott said: “The tournament went well and the new format allowed everyone to have a lot of games instead of being knocked out and having no more games.

“The games lasted until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday evening and the feedback from the players was very good.

“The three or four new players taking part seemed to have a positive experience, so hopefully that will encourage them to play in more tournaments now.

“It’s always good to see new players playing and I hope they stick with it, with the next tournament in the series at Grantham later this month.”

The Shrewsbury club will once again host the LTA National Wheelchair Tennis Finals later this year.

The tournament will be played on the indoor courts at the Sundorne Road venue from December 1-4.

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