Chiswick Girl Aims To Be 'Tennis Star Of The Future'
Sienna beat hundreds of other hopefuls to win top prize
An eight-year old Chiswick girl beat hundreds of other contestants to win a tennis competition which is searching for stars of the future.
Sienna Calvert, from Chiswick Riverside and Harry Bell, age 8 from Loughborough, beat over 900 children in the final of Virgin Active’s ‘Search for a Tennis Ace’ and will have free coaching for three years, family membership of Virgin Active, and free kit and equipment.
The Search for a Tennis Ace’, is a nationwide competition to find Britain’s top young tennis talent.
Siena's mother Lisa Calvert said ; We are thrilled for Sienna as she was so excited at being chosen to represent Virgin Active Riverside in this event. All of her hard work with her fantastic coaches has clearly helped her develop into a promising tennis player and athlete."
The final, attended by 40 children aged between 5 and 8 years old, took place at Virgin Active Chiswick Riverside, on Saturday 6th June and was judged by LTA’s Head of Performance Tennis Simon Jones, The Junior Tennis Coaching Academy’s Head Coach David Felgate and Virgin Active’s National Racquets Programme Coordinator Simon Pearson.
Both Sienna Calvert and Harry Bell were put through their paces by the tough judging panel in a series of exercises that that tested their agility, hand eye co-ordination, rallying and racquet skills and all round athleticism.
As the ultimate winners, Sienna from Chiswick and Harry from Loughborough have both won three year membership to Virgin Active for themselves and their families, three years of top level coaching at Virgin Active, a kit and racquet deal with Wilson, all of which will help support Britain’s next top tennis players.