After a series of victories at the Australian Open, ex-Beverley Grammar School pupil Kyle Edmund has reached the semi finals. Twenty-three year old Kyle is only the sixth British man to reach the last four at a Grand Slam in the Open era.We are thrilled to report that Kyle is now ranked 49th in the world and number two in Britain.
As a youngster, Kyle formed part of the British team that won the Junior Davis Cup for the first time in 2011. By the age of 17 he was enrolled at the Lawn Tennis Association’s elite training centre in London, returning to his family’s home in Tickton at the weekend. In 2015, Kyle was part of the team that delivered Britain’s first Davis Cup victory in 79 years.
This week his father said: ‘We are very proud, not necessarily about his achievements this week, but more with his efforts and application over the last 12 years. It’s great that he is maturing into a wonderful young man, enjoying his tennis and seeing the results this year.’
In recognition of his emerging star status, Edmund recently secured a multimillion-pound deal with Nike.
We will be following Kyle’s career as he goes from strength to strength, particularly our Food Lab students, who this week have baked the ‘official’ Kyle Edmund cookie! Good luck, Kyle, in your game today.