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Bromsgrove youngster shines at Road to Wimbledon

Craig Gibbons 8th Sep, 2016 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

TALENTED Bromsgrove tennis player Joe Hart shined at this year’s Road to Wimbledon tournament.

The 12-year-old reached the quarter-finals of the singles as well as reaching the semi-finals in the doubles against national and international competition.

Hart, who has been a member of Bromsgrove Tennis Club since he was four years old, qualified to play on the world famous courts at Wimbledon after progressing through club and county rounds.

The HSBC-sponsored competition is the biggest junior tournament in British tennis and gives players under the age of 14 the chance to compete to play at the renowned All England Lawn Tennis Club.

Hart said: “The best part about Wimbledon was playing on grass, it’s the best surface ever. I played really well to win first and second round matches but lost to the number three seed in the quarters.

“I also played in the doubles with Dylan from Leicestershire and reached the semis. I made lots of new friends, had the time of my life and would love to do it again.”

James Griffiths, head coach at Bromsgrove Tennis Club, added: “Joe did amazingly well to reach the quarter finals in the singles and the semis in the doubles with so much competition not only from other young players in the UK, but also from India and China and we are all very proud of his achievement.”

Youngsters aged between ten and 14 are eligible to qualify for the Road to Wimbledon tournament through their local tennis club and can contact James on JGTennisLtd@gmail.com for more information and a free taster session.

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