Thongsbridge Tennis Club’s Barney Fitzpatrick is playing in the semi-finals of the Nike Junior National Tennis Championships today.
The emerging star from Holmfirth progressed to the last four of the 12U Boys section after defeating Jack Pinnington Jones 6-4 6-0 at the West Hants Club, Bournemouth.
Fitzpatrick is today facing Charley Gregory in the semi-finals.
The Nike Junior Tennis Championships are the highest level competition for all juniors and the pinnacle of the summer domestic calendar. The tournament features more than 250 players across four age groups and is a showcase for British tennis and the best junior talent in the country.
Having run for over 100 years, the tournament has an illustrious line of past winners including Andy Murray, Heather Watson, Tim Henman, Elena Baltacha, and Anne Keothavong.
The tournament concludes tomorrow and is held simultaneously at the Nottingham Tennis Centre and the West Hants Club, Bournemouth.