Hi I’m Olivia, I’m 15 years old and I’m a tennis player. I started playing tennis with my Dad, who is a tennis coach, when I was 4 years old and have played ever since. I played my first tournament when I was 5 and have always loved competing, it’s a great game which can be enjoyed by anyone.
I’ve played lots of other sports too, I competed at cross country at both regional and national level, winning the South West junior cross country championships when I was 12 and competed in the national junior cross country championships at the same age.
However, tennis was always my favourite sport and as I grew older I started to practice and compete more. By the age of 12 I had won a national singles title and achieved a GB national ranking of 3. Since then I have reached a national singles final in the 14U age group and national doubles final in the 16U age group, won 2 national doubles titles in the 18U age group and consistently been ranked in the top ten in singles in GB in my age group. I have also been selected for and attended LTA residential national training camps in London.
I am now competing regularly in women’s British Tour events and have reached the quarter final of a grade 2 event. I have also competed in several ITF junior events around Europe, reaching a semi-final in doubles in Belgium last year.
I am training as often as I can while revising for my GCSE’s, I train at Bath University once a week as well as hitting with my coach, and my Dad, and once my GCSE’s are over I can’t wait to practice and train more.
My goal is to continue competing in women’s British Tour events and ITF junior events around Europe to further develop my game and improve my junior world ranking with the aim of qualifying to play in the junior grand slam events.