It was a proud moment recently when Holly Hutchinson stepped onto the grass at The All England Club to play in her first Junior Wimbledon event.
Holly worked incredibly hard to put herself in contention for a wildcard into the qualifying tournament. Having secured one, she wasn’t going to waste the opportunity(!) and proceeded to qualify and take her place in the main draw. She looked completely at home and was more than a match for her opponent, who was ranked a good 240 places higher, before finally going down 8-6 in the third set!
Having trained Holly since she was 13, it has been great to see her progress over this time, especially physically; she is becoming a good tennis athlete! Qualifying for Junior Wimbledon has been a tremendous achievement but is just the start rather than the end itself….
Onwards and upwards – let’s continue the journey!