Roskilly's county successes
Young tennis star Lewis Roskilly starred at the Hertfordshire County Championship, the finale of the summer tournament season. He had a busy week competing in the under-12 and under-14 singles and the under-14 boys and mixed doubles. On finals day, Lewis
Young tennis star Lewis Roskilly starred at the Hertfordshire County Championship, the finale of the summer tournament season.
He had a busy week competing in the under-12 and under-14 singles and the under-14 boys and mixed doubles.
On finals day, Lewis won the under-12 boys' singles 6-2, 6-3 to make him the county champion.
He also got to the finals of both doubles events, winning the mixed doubles with partner Evie Williams from Codicote (Welwyn Tennis Club). But he lost the boys' doubles with partner Sam Price 10-7 in a final set tie break. Not bad for 12 year olds in under-14 competition!
Lewis originates from Lister Tennis Club in Stevenage, but now plays some of his tennis at Welwyn Tennis Club.
He is coached by his dad Neil Roskilly, and currently has a national ranking of 34 although he hopes to break into the top 30 in the next ranking run in the near future.
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Lewis has also just been asked to play for the Herts under-14 team, although he is still just 12.
It has been a successful few weeks for the young tennis ace.
In July, Lewis got through to the quarter-finals of the under-12s singles at the Solihull International Tournament, and lost in the final of the Leverstock Green Open under-12s.
Lewis built on this during August by winning the Jersey Open under-12 singles and doubles, getting through to the semi-final of the under-12s at the Connaught Open the following week and winning the mixed doubles.
He then went to Bournemouth for the qualifiers of the junior under-12 nationals where he won his two qualifying rounds getting through to the last 32 of the main draw, and beating the Herts number one seed on the way. Unfortunately he narrowly missed out on getting to the last 16 when losing 6-4 in a third set.
The last two weeks of the summer holidays saw him win the Radlett Open under-12 singles and the under-14 doubles before his most recent county success.