Currie, 12, who goes to Cults Academy and lives in Aberdeen, featured within the nationwide finals on the Play Your Method to Wimbledon occasion, powered by Vodafone – the biggest particular person mass participation tennis competitors within the UK.
1000’s of 14-and-under and 18-and-under gamers took half within the qualifying phases this yr, resulting in county and regional finals in June and July, with the winners progressing to the nationwide finals on Wimbledon’s Aorangi Courts final week.
Aberdeen’s Jessica Currie could not have lifted silverware this week on the manicured lawns of Wimbledon – however she nonetheless loved an unforgettable expertise at SW19.
Currie, who described Emma Raducanu and Coco Gauff as her tennis idols, did not progress to the latter phases of the match – however was nonetheless thrilled to be in attendance at Wimbledon and revealed it was an expertise she is going to always remember.
She stated: “It’s fairly thrilling and a giant expertise. I’m fairly proud to say that I’ve performed the place all the massive tennis gamers have performed.
“I simply need to carry on getting higher after which at some point I’d get to play right here, too.
“My household and mates again in Aberdeen have been very encouraging they usually’re all serious about my tennis tournaments.
“I like Emma Raducanu and Coco Gauff due to their dedication to go on the market. Particularly Emma going on the market and profitable the US Open and I believe Coco Gauff is kind of aggressive in how she performs and I attempt to be like that, too.”
The competitors seems to be to encourage the subsequent technology of tennis expertise; permitting junior gamers to observe within the footsteps of their heroes and compete for an opportunity to play on Wimbledon’s iconic courts.
Previously referred to as the Highway to Wimbledon, the competitors launched in March and is delivered in partnership by the LTA, The All England Garden Tennis Membership, and Vodafone.
This yr’s match will ship over 10,000 enjoying alternatives throughout singles and doubles competitions in 800 venues.
From 2023, the LTA and The All England Garden Tennis Membership are planning for the competitors to increase additional, by means of the introduction of extra age teams and incapacity classes, which Vodafone is proud to help, whereas serving to to encourage extra children to select up a tennis racket.
Former British No.1 Tim Henman was in attendance to cheer on the children at SW19 and supply his expertise and recommendation.
He stated: “My involvement goes manner again to when this primary began in 2002 and actually utilizing Wimbledon because the character to encourage the subsequent technology.
“Now the partnership with Vodafone means Play Your Method to Wimbledon actually speaks about encouraging that subsequent technology and giving them that entry and alternative.