Tipton tennis player Gordon Oates is World Number 1

Tipton tennis player Gordon Oates is World Number 1

Gordon Oates, 87, has achieved world number 1 in the ITF (International Tennis Federation) rankings in the age group of 85s and over.

Gordon’s home tennis centre is Tipton Sports Academy and he trains there on a regular basis with top coaches Andy Griffin and Jake Lawley. Gordon competes on a regular basis in National and International Seniors tennis events in his age group 85 and overs. He plays both singles and doubles matches against the best players in the world in his age group. He has also represented Great Britain in International team events over the years in various age bands.

Gordon is one of the top tennis players worldwide who compete in the 85 and over age bracket and is often reaching finals and winning World ranking events. Gordon is a credit to Tipton Sports Academy, to find out more information about Tennis at the centre visit here.

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