Seaton Tennis star Hurst all set for Wimbledon wildcard play-offs

Caleb Sinclair (pictured top left), Harry Ockenden (third from left in top row), Amelia Smith (far

Caleb Sinclair (pictured top left), Harry Ockenden (third from left in top row), Amelia Smith (far right) and Darcie Morton (yellow shirt), who contested the two big finals at Seaton Tennis Club’s Junior 14 and Under Road to Wimbledon event. - Credit: Archant

Seaton Tennis Club’s Emma Hurst qualified for the Wimbledon 2016 British Wildcard play-offs last week at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, writes BBelinda Bawden.

Despite Emma losing to Laura Deigman 6-3, 6-4, it was a great achievement (as a university student) to reach a draw in the top 16 British ladies competing on grass for a place in the qualifications next week.

On returning to Seaton TC on Saturday, Emma thanked the club members for all their ongoing support.

She said: “Obviously I was really disappointed to lose my match, but was pleased with how I played, and it just came down for a few breaks in serve.

“It was an amazing opportunity to play on the grass courts at Wimbledon - something I have been aiming towards all year at Bath University.”

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For more general information about Seaton Tennis Club, visit or contact membership secretary, Jeremy Warner on or 07973 506312.

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