Young duo named as ones to watch

TWO talented young tennis players from south Essex have been selected as potential future stars by the game’s governing body.

Abigail Michelow, 10, from Basildon, and Edward Pudney, 12, from Southend, have been included on the Lawn Tennis Association’s (LTA) Aegon FutureStars programme.

Abigail, who trains at the Clearview Health & Racquets Club in Brentwood, and Pudney, who trains at Garons Tennis Academy in Southend, were picked following a successful year on court.

The programme is aimed at helping some of the best juniors in the country and the 2013 intake of 486 top juniors will receive funding and support from the LTA.

Leon Smith, LTA head of tennis, said: “It’s a long journey for any player hoping to make an impact on the game but we hope that with the right support, these players are given the best possible chance of reaching their full potential.”

Comments

Post a comment

Remember you are personally responsible for what you post on this site and must abide by our site terms. Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you wish to complain, please use the ‘report this post’ link.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree