What a touch! Ely 10is Academy star Daisy wins university Touchtennis tournament

The University of Chester Touchtennis team.

The University of Chester Touchtennis team. - Credit: Archant

An Ely 10is Academy star is looking to bring an exciting version of tennis into the limelight after winning a university tournament.

Daisy Lee has championed the sport of Touchtennis – a game played on reduced-sized courts that focuses on the placement of shots, rather than power – and is now celebrating after her University of Chester team won the Varsity Cup.

The Ely talent helped Chester to victory over the University of Birmingham in the final.

She said: “Touchtennis is a very much a leveller – anyone can play it.

“For instance, I think on a tennis court it could have been a different story but today we had a pretty competitive match.”

Sebastien Scaux, Ely 10is Academy coach, said: “It started at the academy as a fun game for the parents. On a sunny day, the mini nets were out from our previous coaching session with the under-8 parents came on court and started to rally.

“After a few minutes balls were flying as rally turned into competitive points.

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“I think it’s just lovely to see a bunch of people, bathed in sunshine, playing a fun adaptation of tennis and not taking themselves too seriously.”