Pershore Tennis Player’s Amazing Experience at Wimbledon
Jack, who is a member of Pershore Tennis Centre had an amazing week competing against other 14&U players at The All England Lawn Tennis Club, which is perhaps better known as Wimbledon.
Earlier this summer, over 8000 youngsters from around the UK entered the Road to Wimbledon competition. Jack won the Herefordshire and Worcestershire County Finals, and so got to join 47 other boys at Wimbledon.
Once there, all players were given a glimpse into the life of a professional tennis player. Eating in the Players Restaurant, changing in the exclusive Players Locker Room and hitting shots on the finest grass courts anywhere in the world. There was even a physiotherapist on hand for the inevitable twists and sprains! And of course, it wouldn’t be Wimbledon without rain delays…
Jack performed well, and qualified from the initial pool stages through to the knockout rounds of the singles completion, before losing to a strong opponent from Cumbria.
Reflecting on his week at Wimbledon, Jack said: ‘It was an absolutely amazing experience to play at the home of tennis against high quality opposition. I enjoyed every moment and can’t wait to return! I’d like to thank everyone who helped me get there, including my club coaches in Pershore and the County performance coaches too. I am also grateful to East Glos and Boughton Park Lawn Tennis Clubs who kindly allowed me to practice on their grass courts before travelling down to London.’