14-Year-Old Qualifies for 14U Wimbledon

By School House

2 years ago

A promising young tennis player at St Benedict’s has been given the chance to play at Wimbledon this year, having recently won the 14U Grass Court National Championships.

14U Wimbledon
Mika with her 14U Grass Court National Championships award

Mika, who is in Year 8 at the school, won the 14U Grass court National Championships in East Gloucestershire, both in singles and doubles, at the end of May. As a result of this huge success, she was also awarded a GBR wild card into the 14U international event at the Wimbledon Championships this year.

She will therefore compete against some of the best young tennis players from all over the world and the event will run alongside the adult championships at Wimbledon – a hugely exciting prospect for her!

In further good news, Mika has also been selected to represent Great Britain at the European Summer Cup, organised by Tennis Europe.

Mika said: ‘I received a wild card for invitational Championships that will take place at Wimbledon during the adult championships. To qualify for that event players had to win nationals in different countries or win the international at Roehampton that I am playing this week. Both winner and runner-up get a wild card. In the Wimbledon event that I already secured my place for there will be the best juniors 14U from around the world. Also, representing Great Britain at the Summer Cup, is a great honour.’

Annika Broome, head of Tennis at St Benedict’s, said: ‘This is wonderful news for Mika! She has contributed a lot to St Benedict’s sport since she joined us in the Junior School and continues to do so in the Senior School. We look forward to seeing her progress and want to wish her the best of luck as she is currently competing at the Tennis Europe 14 & U at Roehampton this week.’

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