Scott Clayton from Jersey and Emma Devine from Edinburgh are the 2008 HSBC Road to Wimbledon boys’ and girls’ champions after winning through the finals tournament held at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.
Scott won his final 6-2, 1-6, 6-1 against Ben Letts of Newcastle, while Emma defeated Richmond’s Sophie Morrill 6-4, 6-0 in the girls’ final. They were awarded their prizes by former British no.1 and HSBC ambassador for the event, Tim Henman.
“It feels amazing to win the HSBC Road to Wimbledon,” Emma said. “The other girls I was playing against were all of really good standard so it makes the victory all the more rewarding.”
2008 Results and Draws
The HSBC Road To Wimbledon began on Monday 18th where 64 boys and 64 girls will contested the National Finals on the grass courts at Aorangi Park, Wimbledon. These players have won through the 44 County Finals in England Scotland and Wales. Prior to this the players have won their club HSBC Road To Wimbledon event.
The players competed in 16 round robin groups with the top 2 players in each group moving into a 32 knock out draw with the last 2 players in each group going into the Consolation singles. Along with Boy’s and Girl’s doubles each player played a minimum of 5 matches or more as they progress through the National Finals.
The winners of the Boy’s and Girl’s singles each received an HSBC £500 coaching grant as well as beautiful Waterford Crystal trophies with excellent prizes for the singles runners up and doubles and consolation finalists.
Tim Henman, who is the HSBC ambassador for the event, presented the prizes on Saturday 23 August and assisted Dan Bloxham, the All England Club professional coach, with a tennis clinic for the juniors on Finals day.