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Ekua Youri - Tennis Player
Ekua started playing tennis at the age of 3 years old.
She made progress through the years winning numerous tournaments and reaching top 20 National ranking in the 12U age group in the UK.
She has also been awarded sportsmanship award at a number of tournaments for her fair play, exemplary attitude and professionalism at an early age.
Ekua is currently based at Barcelona Tennis Academy in Spain where she is one of their full time players.
She combines her tennis training with A’level studies in English Language, Spanish and Psychology.
Ekua is passionate about her tennis and has big ambitions which include playing in the junior Grand Slams in the very foreseeable future.
Ekua made a strong start to her 2021 ITF Junior tour by reaching her highest ranking of 470 within three months.
Furthermore, she ends 2021 on a high note by winning her first ITF Junior tournament - J5 La Nucia, III Trofeo Jr David Ferrer and the 2021 African Junior Championship 16U Girls Singles.
Aims & Goals
- Reach the top 100 ITF World Junior Rankings by the end of 2022
- Play the Junior Grand Slams in 2023
- Reach the top 800 WTA rankings by the end of 2023
- Be a top 200 WTA player and participate in all the grand slams by the end of 2025
Raphael Maurer/Director/Barcelona Tennis Academy
Ekua has been at the academy since September 2019 and for the past 2 years she has showed great improvement. She has a complete game and great physical attributes, which make of her a powerful offensive player, as well as a strong defender, for the way she moves and reads the game. Ekua has the potential to become a top player on the WTA tour and is definitely a player to watch in the upcoming years.