Tennis ace Will is county champion!

Will Jepson and Liz Thomas
Will Jepson and Liz Thomas
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Clitheroe’s Will Jepson has been crowned Under 9 boys Lancashire County tennis champion, having won the singles title at Bolton’s USN Arena.

Will, nine, trains at Ribble Valley Tennis Centre, Clitheroe, where he is coached by Liz Thomas.

He lives in Clitheroe and is a pupil at St Michael and St John’s RC Primary School, Clitheroe.

The win caps a successful summer holidays of tennis for Will, in which he helped team Lancashire Under 9s to win the Aegon County Cup, with a victory over team Derbyshire in the final.

He also won the Under 9 boys’ singles title in the Manchester Northern Grand Prix, a prestigious regional tournament.

And at the beginning of the holidays, he travelled to Loughborough to play in a national level competition at Loughborough University.

He won his group to reach the quarter finals but lost to an opponent from Sussex.