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Henry Patten (OI 2007-12) Plays the Melbourne Tennis Open.

Henry Patten (OI 2007-12) and his doubles tennis partner, Julian Cash have played the 2023 Australian Open at Melbourne Park.
27 Jan 2023
Written by Leanne Castle
Alumni News
Henry Patten with his Coach, Barry Fulcher
Henry Patten with his Coach, Barry Fulcher

The British pair won their first match against Pedro Cachin and Guido Pelia, 6-4, 6-3 before losing in the second round to Robin Haase and Matwe Middelkoop, 6-4, 7-6.

They created history in 2022 when they won a record-breaking ten ATP Challenger Tour, doubles titles (The Challenger Tour events are the second-highest tier of tennis competition, behind the ATP Tour) having only teamed up earlier the same year. 

Henry's family still live locally; after Ipswich School and then finishing Sixth Form, Henry won a sports scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Asheville which he completed before going onto Durham University Business School to study Finance and Investment.

After enjoying a wide range of sports 6'6" tall, left hander Henry, settled on tennis and turned professional in May 2020.

He said, "I'd just say a big thank you to all of those that I know from my time at Ipswich School that have reached out and supported me. It's been a long time since I've seen my friends from school but it's comforting to know that a lot of those bonds have stood the test of time!"

 

 

 

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