Skip to content

Junior college student wins U18 Girls Wheelchair Tennis National Finals.

20 February 2024
An EKC Canterbury Junior College student has won the U18 Girls Wheelchair Tennis National Finals.

An EKC Canterbury Junior College student has won the U18 Girls Wheelchair Tennis National Finals.

Year 10 Junior College student Ellen Tribley won the U18 Girls 2023 Lexus Wheelchair Tennis  National Final held at The Shrewsbury Club on 3rd December 2023. After a year of competition, she finished the year strong by winning the girls singles national title.

Ellen Tribley awards from the U18 National Championships
Junior Girls Singels Trophy and Junior Doubles Runner Up Trophy

Speaking after her win, “It feels weird to win something as big as this as it had people from everywhere and it was quite scary. This tied up my first year of competition after being runner up in the doubles in 2022 to then to go on to win the singles and becoming the national champion is pretty cool.”

After a year of early practices before attending Junior College, lots of competitions and achieving Doubles runner up in 2022 through hard work and determination, Ellen has managed to win the singles final, alongside studying at EKC Canterbury Junior College.

Alicia Wheldon, Ellens teacher, forwarded congratulations and remarked: “I am very excited to be following Ellen as her tennis career begins to flourish. We are all looking forward to the ultimate aim of the Olympics 2028. Despite her commitments to sport, Ellen always makes back her time in independent study and always makes outstanding contributions to class and is an asset to discussions across a huge variety of subjects.”

After winning the national title, Ellen is setting out to compete internationally, “I am looking forward to the experience of competing internationally as there are so many bigger tournaments that are purely Juniors. It is great as it is focused on my age range.”

We look forward to seeing her success this year competing internationally and working towards her goal of getting into the Olympics.