Ilfracombe Tennis Club - County Cup & County Championships Recent History

 Ilfracombe Tennis Club Mini's & Juniors have had some memorable experiences, both at the annual County Cup  representing Devon County & at the annual Devon County Championships competing against the best in Devon in their respective age groups.  Here we show you the recent history highlights...

NB - more information to be added...


In March, Kit & Marlow represented Devon in the 9U County Cup.

Ilfracombe Old Boy Rodrigo represented Devon in the 18U Boys County Cup

In April, Dylan, Kit, Max & Ralph represented Devon in the 8U County Cup.

In May, Robin represented Devon in the 10U County Cup,winning the Group & going to the South Final in June.

In June, Robin represented Devon in the 10U County Cup South Final.
DAY 1 - A super day for the Devon 10U boys today even though the overall results weren’t quite as we hoped. We started against South Wales and got off to a flying start with both Rufus and Sammy securing fantastic wins at 3 and 4 singles. Robin and Tudor were next up against 2 players who were very highly ranked. Despite both gallantly doing and giving everything the South Wales boys were too strong. At 2-2 it was still all to play for with the doubles. Sadly the boys lost out in both matches by the narrowest of margins - in a 3rd set match tie breaker! Pranav and Rufus even had a match point - so so close and could easily have been 4-2 win to Devon. An extremely strong Surrey team were up next - and although the boys gave everything and tried all that they knew the Surrey team were a step up and the boys went down 6-0. The boys though are absolutely buzzing and can’t wait for tomorrow and the matches firstly against a winnable Oxfordshire and then Middlesex! Good luck Devon - be strong 💪
2 - A tough day yesterday for the Devon 10U boys team at Bromley for the final day of the County Cup Finals. 
Huge credit must be given to the boys as it was an incredible achievement to just reach the finals, but this weekend they came across 4 other very strong teams. Unfortunately they went down to both Oxfordshire and Middlesex yesterday 6-0. Although a little disappointing against Oxfordshire, it was excellent that they regrouped and raised their level one more time to challenge a very strong Middlesex team and were actually unfortunate not to win a rubber against them. Regardless of the results it was brilliant for the boys to see and play against the best players in the country at this age group, and a fantastic opportunity for them to learn, and push on with their own development. The support from the parents and families over the weekend was superb, and great to be one big team. We have a fantastic group of 10U players in the county which bodes so well for the future - well done boys!

The boys team were: - Tudor, Robin, Sammy, Rufus and Pranav , Huge thanks also to Team Captains Liam and Will.

In August at the Devon County Championships 2024...

25-31AUG - Devon Junior County Championships (Closed) - Maximum Entry 2 Singles, 2 Doubles and 1 mixed. ALL finals will be played on Saturday 31st except 8U & 9U. Both 9U and 10U Doubles events can be made up of either combination, girl/boy, boy/boy, girl/girl. THIS IS A CLOSED EVENT. You must have a play county of Devon on your player profile. 14UXD?
SUN 25AUG - 9U, 9UD, 9XD, 14UD, 18UD
MON 26AUG - 12U,  14UD, 16U, 18UD
TUE 27AUG - 8U, 12U, 12UD, 16U
WED 28AUG - 11U,  12UXD, 12UD, 14U
THU 29AUG - 11U, 14U, 18U
FRI 30AUG - 10U,  10UD, 10UXD, 18U, 18UXD
SAT 31AUG - ALL finals will be played on Saturday 31st except 8U & 9U


SUN 08SEP - Whirlwind Mini Masters Finals - RED, ORANGE, GREEN



In March, Robin represented Devon in the 9U County Cup.

In April, Marlow represented Devon in the 8U County Cup.

In August at the Devon County Championships 2023...

CONGRATULATIONS to Ilfracombe 8U player Kit who won the Devon County Championships Grade 3 8U Boys Singles event. Kit won all his six group matches to reach the semi-final where he won 10-8, then was lifted to win the final 10-1. What an amazing performance & year following his 5th place last year behind brother Robin who was then County Champion 2022 & clubmate Marlow who finished 3rd last year. Well done Kit!

CONGRATULATIONS to Ilfracombe 8U player Ralph who competed in his first ever Devon County Championships alongside clubmate & eventual County Champion Kit. Ralph won three of his group matches & missed out on the knockout round as the event went straight to semi-final. Ralph has got the Whirlwind Mini Masters Finals next alongside Kit & his performances are going from strength to strength. Well done Ralph!

CONGRATULATIONS to Ilfracombe 9U player Robin who finished runner-up in the 9U Boys Singles at the Devon County Championships. Congratulations to winner & County Champion Tudor, Robin's doubles partner for the 10U doubles earlier in the week! Well done Robin & well done to Ilfracombe 8U player Marlow who came second to Tudor in his group & would have qualified if the event went to quarter-finals. Well done boys & good luck in the 9U Doubles...

CONGRATULATIONS to Ilfracombe 9U Doubles pairing of Marlow & Robin who finished runners-up in the 9U Doubles at the Devon County Championships. Congratulations to winners & County Champions Tudor & Hugo. The boys are pictured with the 9U Girls Singles winner Pippa & runner-up Yolanda. That's it for the Ilfracombe Mini Juniors with one County Champion (Kit, 8U Boys Singles) & two runner-up finishes (Robin , 9U Singles, Marlow & Robin 9U Doubles). Well done Team Mini Ilfracombe!


Marlow & Robin competed in 9U Singles & Doubles & Phoenix in 14U Doubles. Robin achieved runner-up in the 9U Singles &  & also in the Doubles with Marlow partnering him



In August at the Devon County Championships 2022...

CONGRATULATIONS to Ilfracombe 8U player Robin (7) who won the 8U Boys Singles title at the Devon County Championships. Well done to runner-up Pranav, Ilfracombe's Marlow (7) who made the semi-final & Ilfracombe's Kit (6) who achieved his first wins in a County Championships. Marlow finished joint 3rd & Kit joint 5th.

Marlow & Kit next competed in the Whirlwind Finals in early September. Robin broke his arm! 

CONGRATULATIONS to Ilfracombe pairings George & Seth and Edward & Finley who reached the semi-finals of the 11U Boys Doubles event at the Devon County Championships & to 10U player Ralph who competed in the 10U Boys Singles event. We also had 14year olds Jac & Amias competing in the 18U Boys Doubles event making a total 10 Ilfracombe juniors competing at the county championships!


In May, Reuben represented Devon in the 10U County Cup

Also in May, Rodrigo represented Devon in the 14U County Cup

Ilfracombe "Old Boy" Frankie, represented Northumberland in the 9U County Cup & ofcourse was the youngest player! 

In June, Ilfracombe 11U player Leo represented Devon in the 11U County Cup 

In August at the Devon County Championships 2021...

ILFRACOMBE 9U players Ralph & Ziggy competing in their first ever Devon Junior County Championships


NO County Cup & NO Devon County Championships 2020 due to COVID-19


In April, Rodrigo represented Devon in a friendly versus someret in preparation for the 12U Boys County Cup 

In June,  Rodrigo represented Devon in the 12U Boys County Cup

In August at the Devon County Championships 2019...


In August,  Bessie, the then current Girls 8U County Champion represented Devon in the 9U County Cup winning team.


In July,  Alex represented Devon in the 12U Boys County Cup team.

In August Kai represented  Devon in the 9U County Cup team, & finished runners-up

In August at the Devon County Championships 2018...

CONGRATULATIONS to Bessie Burrows, first, in recent memory, Ilfracombe player to become County Champion, winning the 8U Girls Singles title at the Devon County closed event. Elsie Burrows, Bessie's sister, finished a creditable 4th in the 10U girls event. Both girls report having a great time at the event