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Damon Crawford

Tennis Age 14

Birthplace: Hartlepool

Previous schools: West Park Primary 

Clubs:  Eldon Grove, Sunderland Tennis Centre

Favourite sportsperson:  Novak Djokovic

Favourite TV show:  Tinkerbell and the secret of the wings

 

TALENTED tennis student Damon has already come close to playing at Wimbledon and is determined to make that dream a reality.

Damon started playing at Eldon Grove Tennis Club at the age of five and within a couple of years he was playing for the club team. 

He attended group sessions before having one-to-one coaching at the age of seven, which has taken him on to a new level.

Damon began entering tournaments in the ‘eight and under’ category and progressed up the tennis ratings as he won more matches. 

When he was ten he was invited to attend county training and was subsequently asked to represent Durham and Cleveland in the Under-10 County team at Batley. 

Damon - who has a training base in Florida when he goes over to the United States - has been a regular at Sunderland Tennis Centre for the last couple of years and has personal coaching.

After being asked to attend Under-12 county coaching ahead of schedule, he was back in 2013/14 with the intention to represent that age group.

He holds the Under-14s club champion crown at Eldon Grove and was the winner of another club title, which allowed him to enter the ‘Road to Wimbledon’ competition.

Damon boasts the Sport Newcastle Open and Durham and Cleveland County Championship titles to his name and had already made it on to the Eldon Grove Men's B team in 2015.  

 

PLAYER NEWS

20/05/16

FRIDAY FOCUS: DAMON CRAWFORD

A DYKE House student is causing a racket on the North-East tennis scene by rapidly rising up the national rankings.

18/05/16

ACE START ON COURT FOR U15 BOYS

DYKE HOUSE’S four-man Under-15s tennis team has got off to an ace start at a higher level.

15/01/16

POSITIVE BADMINTON OUTING FOR COLLEGE

A GROUP of Dyke House badminton players impressed when Hartlepool’s schools got together for a town wide tournament.