A tennis sensation at Rydal Penrhos has added to her list of accolades after a hugely impressive season.
Ellie Scarff was crowned Conwy Young Sportswoman of the Year at their annual Sports Awards following another memorable 12 months which have been littered with achievements.
This is the third time that the 18-year-old has taken home the crown, having previously won the same category in 2014 and 2015.
Ellie left Rydal Penrhos in 2015 to train at the Patrick Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in the South of France, however she is currently studying three A-levels externally with the school.
During the winter months, she is training on a full time basis at the LTA High Performance Centre in Bolton as she continues a pursuit of a professional tennis career in the future.
The former pupil has set her sights on achieving her WTA Women’s world ranking over the next year after successfully obtaining her junior world ranking recently, which will involve competing both in the UK and internationally.
Among the highlights that secured her the award were reaching Grade 1 and 2 semi-finals of the Women’s British Tour in Essex and Newcastle during the summer, and competing with the North Wales County Cup U18 and Women’s Teams.
Ellie was also selected to represent Wales as part of the U18 Team in September at the Four Nations Tournament in Glasgow, where she won five out of her six matches and achieved the best individual player performance over the three-day event.
Her next tournament is the Aegon Women’s British Tour Masters Finals in Loughborough on December 7, where the top 16 women on the LTA Tour Leader Board are invited to compete over three days.
This is the first time Ellie has qualified for this competition and she will be testing her skills against some of the best young talents in the country.