Solihull’s young tennis star Summer Yardley has been awarded the Highland Spring Hot Shot award at the 2010 British Tennis Awards.
Summer was presented with the prestigious national accolade by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) at the National Tennis Centre in London.
The 10-year-old scooped the award after being identified at the AEGON Classic as showing dedication and enthusiasm throughout the Highland Spring Hot Shot tour.
Yardley said: “I love playing tennis and it would be really good to have a career in the sport so I just need to keep going with it and hopefully I’ll keep getting better.
“This year has been great for me, especially over the winter season. I can’t wait to get back competing next year!”
Yardley is part of the LTA’s AEGON FutureStars programme which recognises and supports some of the best juniors in the country.
She is already making a name for herself on the court as she continues to get consistently good results in the 12 and under age group despite being younger than many of her competitors.
Warwickshire LTA’s Talent Performance Coordinator Mark Hilton said: “I offer Summer our congratulations on this well deserved award. She has shown that she is a bright talent for the future. With the support from her coach, county and LTA, we really hope that one day she can reach her potential.
“Warwickshire is currently thriving in terms of young talent. We have many schemes throughout the area encouraging youngsters to pick up a racquet and I’m sure more will be coming to the forefront.”