HUDDERSFIELD junior tennis player Nicole Peterson has been selected by the LTA to join the AEGON FutureStars programme.
The 16-year-old, who plays for Abbeydale Tennis Club Ltd, 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.
“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 Yorkshire player’s selection is former British No1 and US Grand Slam runner-up Greg Rusedski, who is the Talent ID Ambassador for the LTA.
“As a FutureStar Nicole has a great opportunity to improve her game and grow within the sport,” said Rusedski. “Nicole is one of the talented youngsters as she has been listed 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 Nicole has a good combination of both.
“It’s an exciting time to be involved in tennis and I take great pride in being named as the Talent ID Ambassador as there are many talented youngsters across the nation.
“Now we are fully nurturing that and this scheme is a part of that process.”