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.

2015 Tiegan Aitken
Tiegan Aitken

Sport

Tennis

Achievements to date

  • 2015 - Weald Open Grade 3 Ladies Singles Winner
  • 2015 - Bath Grade 2 Singles 14U semi-finalist and doubles runner up
  • 2015 - Nike International Edinburgh 14U Tennis Europe Doubles semi-finalist
  • 2014 - Bath Grade 2 Singles 12U semi-finalist
  • 2014 - Notts Junior Open Grade 2 12U Singles semi-finalist and doubles winner

I have a real passion for tennis and started playing the game at the age of 5. I live in Canterbury, Kent and attend Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School. I work very hard during training and competitions. I have a 5 day a week training schedule, where most mornings start at 0700 sometimes in the University of Kent gym and finish around 7pm. In October 2015 I was a ballgirl at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals where the top 8 professional men in the world competed to be the World Champion. It was the best experience I have ever had and watching the professionals motivated me so much.

Most memorable sporting achievement to date

Kent tennis winning the 14U county cup national finals 2014

Biggest sporting disappointment to date

Not being able to play for my team in crucial matches during my second year of the 14U county cup national finals.

Most respected sportsperson

Novak Djokovic (Tennis)

Ritual before sporting competition

I have to make sure my hair is done nicely and that my laces are done up tight

Tiegan Aitken

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Since 2008, £142,469 has been awarded to individuals and organisations.