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Cothill tennis star hits the target
8th November 2018

Cothill tennis star, 10 year old Ignas Grusnius, added to his array of trophies last week when he won a coveted award at the Tennis Oxfordshire Junior Awards 2018.

At the prestigious awards on Friday 2nd November, the Year 6 pupil won the prize for the Most Improved County Player Under 12. Having had a phenomenal year on the LTA circuit, Ignas won the LTA Summer National Tour 10 & Under Finals in Bournemouth in straight sets in August, making him the 2018 champion.

Tennis Oxfordshire described Ignas as “One of the hardest working players who has shown a rapid rate of improvement over the last year, peaking this summer with winning the Under 10s National title.”

Ignas attends Cothill House School, one of the country’s leading boys’ preparatory boarding schools, renowned for the strength of its tennis provision with leading coaches from across the Oxfordshire region supporting the school’s elite players.

Headmaster Duncan Bailey stated: “After an outstanding year, Ignas has done exceptionally well to win this impressive award. He has worked incredibly hard on his game and thoroughly deserves this recognition. We are all incredibly proud of the success he has acheived.”

Bailey went on to say: “Our boys have many different talents, and our aim is to identify those strengths, supporting them to realise their potential. Ignas thrives in our busy school and is an inspirational member of our happy community.”

Grusnius currently has his attention on the LTA Under 12 Regional Tour where he is knocking up a number of wins. Unlike many of the top young players across the region, the youngster still attends school full-time and combines his tennis training with his schoolwork and is an active member of the Cothill House community.