Tennis Star Wins WM Tournament

A talented tennis player, studying at The Sixth Form College, Solihull recently won the West Midlands Colleges regional tennis tournament.

Madison Rumney (age 16, from Solihull) is a former Great Britain number 1 and she swept aside all competition to win the tournament, demonstrating her high level ability along the way. Fellow student Luke Burnley was runner-up in the Men’s competition after winning an amazing semi-final against the stand-out player.

Madison commented:

“I started playing tennis when I was 5 years old. I was talent spotted at the age of 7 and invited to train on the high performance scheme at Edgbaston Priory Club.”

Madison was an Aegon Futurestar and sponsored by the Lawn Tennis Association and by sports manufacturers Head. She attended many tennis camps at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton and has competed in and won many regional, national and international competitions, as well as being a part of the Great Britain team.

Madison continued:

“I was asked to do an exhibition at Wimbledon with a few other national tennis players. However, during the last couple of years I have chosen to focus on my education. I am now starting to obtain coaching qualifications and I am looking forward to doing more tennis and tournaments, and playing for the College in the future.”

Madison is currently studying A level Business, Geography and Physical Education at the College.

18 December 2018