Ralston nets double delight in Irish finals

Caleb Ralston.
Caleb Ralston.

Caleb Ralston’s preparations for a place at the Team Bath Academy featured double delight during the Irish National Junior Championships.

The 16-year-old ace claimed title joy across the boys’ singles and mixed doubles.

He also reached the final of the under 16s’ doubles.

Ralston, who has played club tennis for both Portadown and Lurgan, has been invited to join the Lawn Tennis Association’s High-Performance Centre at the University of Bath.

This opportunity was presented based on Ralston’s progress and a successful training visit to England.

The former Portadown College student will study his A Levels at the Ralph Allen School plus stay with a host family in Bath following the move next month.

Ralston’s Team Bath programme includes 20 hours of coaching alongside schoolwork.

His past wins include Ulster honours across the singles and doubles at a variety of age ranges, plus growing Irish tournament experience.