Teen aces record four titles

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Nelson Stanborough has taken out four titles in the one season at Lawley Park Tennis Club.
Camera IconNelson Stanborough has taken out four titles in the one season at Lawley Park Tennis Club. Credit: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

It is hard to fault the form of tennis youngster Nelson Stanborough this season on the court at Lawley Park.

The rapidly rising teenager has aced his opposition and won an unprecedented four titles in the process.

In the same season Stanborough has become the Lawley Park Tennis Club champion in the junior singles, men’s singles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles — a feat believed to have never been achieved previously at the club.

Stanborough dropped just two games that day he powered to the junior singles victory and then upstaged his older rivals to become the best male singles player at the club.

It became a family affair in the doubles as Stanborough joined his dad Tony Jones to secure the men’s doubles crown, before partnering his aunty Katrina Perich to win an elusive mixed doubles title.

The 16-year-old said it felt pretty special to win every possible club championship he could at the venue he has grown up around.

“It feels amazing really,” Stanborough said.

“To be able to win one or two is great so to win all of them in the same year is pretty special.

Rising star Nelson Stanborough.
Camera IconRising star Nelson Stanborough. Credit: Albany Advertiser

“The mixed doubles has been the toughest one to win.”

Playing tennis for more than a decade, Stanborough had his first lesson as a youngster with Wally Offer at Lawley Park and had the bug from there.

Despite his success Stanborough gave no indication he was ready to ease up on his opposition.

“The only year I don’t go away to competitions this happens,” he said.

“(Tennis) gives me something to do and I’m good at it so I’m going to keep going with it for sure.”

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