JUNIOR tennis player Ashwini Foster has been selected by the LTA to join the AEGON FutureStars programme.
The 12-year-old, who plays for Solihull Arden Club, will be one of 420 selected youngsters, whose involvement means they have been recognised as some of the best juniors in the country for their age group.
Steven Martens, Player Director of the LTA, said: “Identifying talent from an early age onwards is crucial for the sport and we’re confident that the 420 young players will demonstrate that we have a wealth of talent across the different age groups on the player pathway.
“Tennis is a sport where skills need to be developed step by step and we hope that each of these AEGON FutureStars will go on to reach their full potential through the support we provide.”
Championing the Warwickshire player’s selection is former British number one and US Grand Slam runner-up Greg Rusedski, who is the Talent ID Ambassador for the LTA.
“As an AEGON FutureStar Ashwini has a great opportunity to improve her game and grow within the sport,” said Rusedski.
“Ashwini is one of the talented youngsters and I look forward to seeing her progress.
“Getting the right support when you are young is vital for any keen tennis player, but so too is enjoying the game and I’m hopeful that Ashwini has a good combination of both.”
For more information please go to www.lta.org.uk.