We’ve previously featured Year 8s Ruby Syer in Facebook posts, tracking her successes in tennis. It’s been a busy time for her over the last few months. She’s taken a bit of time out to tell us about her love of tennis.
“I’ve been playing tennis since the age of 5, and I’m now 12. I am thoroughly enjoying it so far and hoping to turn professional in the future.
As I have been playing tennis for so long I have attended many tournaments. I currently have 50 medals and 10 trophies. I have represented my county of Norfolk on many occasions, which makes me proud.
I have training squads at Easton Tennis Centre and one to one sessions with my coach at Acle Tennis Club. My weekly regime is squads on a Monday and Tuesday night, Wednesday and Saturday at Acle and strength and conditioning on a Thursday.
This year I had the opportunity to go and play on the famous grass courts at Wimbledon. I am very proud of this achievement as 9,000 children entered “Road to Wimbledon 2019” tournament and I made it to the last 24. Unfortunately I lost my Round 1 match 10-2 in the third set tie break. It has been the most amazing experience!”
Ruby’s Wimbledon adventures feature in the following Dereham Times article.