James Griffin, who is in Year 10 and just starting to study for his GCSEs, won the British Tennis – David Lloyd Manchester North Men’s event after defeating a Lancashire County U18 player 4-1, 4-3 in the final.
In earlier rounds, he beat three men, all of whom were in their thirties.
James is currently ranked as the third best boy tennis player born in 2004 in Great Britain. He trains for 12 – 15 hours per week during term time and regularly competes all around Great Britain and also on the U14 European Tour.
Sedbergh School Head Coach Jon Griffin (James's father) said, 'James played some fantastic tennis and really enjoyed playing the men (the feeling was not necessarily reciprocated) and can now focus on his studies before a big European Tour Event in November'.