Barking and Dagenham College tennis star wins again
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It’s third time lucky for a teenage gold medal winning tennis player who competed at the Special Olympics.
Olly Beadle, a sports student at Barking and Dagenham College in Dagenham Road, Dagenham, received Havering Sports Council’s disability sports competitor award in a ceremony last week.
A winner of two gold medals at the Los Angeles Special Olympics in 2015 and huge fan of world number one Andy Murray, Olly, who has dyspraxia, a condition affecting movement and coordination, first began playing at the age of seven.
Mum Jackie, 51, said: “He’s very pleased. He was nominated for the last two years so it’s third time lucky.”
“He’s done remarkably well given his difficulties.”
Sports mad Olly, 17, who plays football, dodge ball and cricket besides training three times a week at Cranston Park Lawn Tennis Club in his hometown of Upminster, shares the award with bronze medal winning Paralympian swimmer Amy Marren.