The recipients of our grants are all dedicated to either participating in sport at a high level or to providing opportunities for young people to participate in sport.

2014 Emma Raducanu
Emma Raducanu

Sport

Tennis

Achievements to date

  • 2015 - 14&u Tennis Europe, Zoetermer, winner.
  • 2014 - 12&u Orange Bowl, Miami, 5th place.
  • 2014 - 12&u Tennis Europe, Braga, winner.
  • 2014 - 12&u Tennis Europe, Auray, Quarterfinals .
  • 2014 - 12&u Tennis Europe, Winter Cup, Bronze .

I developed my tennis in Kent in a neighbourhood surrounded by many good tennis clubs with talented coaches. As the quality training and good skills started to show results at national level, the LTA Performance Team has also given me their support and guidance. My most remarkable results include finishing 5th at 12U Junior Orange Bowl
competing with the best 200 players in the world, bronze at 12U Winter European Team Tennis and winning a Tennis Europe event in each of the age groups: 11U (Bressuire), 12U (Braga) and 14U (Zoetermeer). The challenge of increasing the tennis commitment while staying in good education continues and with adequate support and dedication I am capable to manage both. Priority in the near future is to improve training quality to make a consistent impact in the 14U European and National events and start competing in ITF events. I hope to be an inspiration and role model to younger juniors.

Most memorable sporting achievement to date

12&u Junior Orange Bowl where I have finished 5th out of 128 best players in the world

Biggest sporting disappointment to date

When my tennis coaches moved on to pursue new job opportunities.

Most respected sportsperson

Li Na for work ethic in training and game style.

Ritual before sporting competition

I like to make sure my pony tail looks perfect!

Emma Raducanu

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