Brodie to play at Wimbledon

PUBLISHED: 17:00 19 August 2011

Brodie with her winner's trophy from the Qualifying competition.

Brodie with her winner's trophy from the Qualifying competition.

A NAILSEA tennis star has achieved one of her top sporting ambitions by qualifying to play at Wimbledon.

Brodie Walker, aged 13, of Lodge Lane, won a series of regional qualifying matches to get to the final stages of the national Road to Wimbledon tournament which began on Monday and is running until Saturday.

Brodie, who is coached at David Lloyd in Bristol, said: “I’ve been lucky enough to go to Wimbledon many times and I have watched lots of famous players so it’s going to be really exciting to play on the grass courts.”

Brodie, who has just left The Downs School in Wraxall and is due to start Bristol Grammar School in September, trains at least 12 hours per week and competes most weekends at locations throughout the UK and sometimes abroad.

She also recently finished 15th nationally in her age group and has now been recognised by the Lawn Tennis Association within their future stars programme.

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