Tennis star gets close to her Wimbledon dream

As sponsors of rising tennis sensation 12 year old Issey Purser, we are delighted to announce that Issey has had a taster of her ultimate goal – playing at Wimbledon. On Saturday 8 July, Issey stepped onto the court at the world famous All England Club for a training session with former British number one and Wimbledon semi-finalist Tim Henman.  The session was Issey’s reward for winning the 2016 under-14 category in the HSBC Road to Wimbledon event.

Issey joined Tim Henman early on the Saturday before the day’s championship matches began. Although a little nervous, she took to the court as a true tennis pro, sporting a traditional all white kit emblazoned with the Skillcrown logo.  As Issey got into her game, she was completely unfazed by the crowds that were watching on. Needless to say, she loved the experience, regardless of the rising temperatures, and has been inspired to fulfil her ambition of reaching a Wimbledon Grand Slam in the not so distant future.

Following her training session, Issey and her family enjoyed hospitality at the All England Club, watching matches throughout the day, taking in the lively atmosphere, and tucking into the strawberries and cream!

“I had such a fun day at Wimbledon and learnt an enormous amount from Tim,” says Issey. “I felt really lucky to see some of the best players in the world on centre court and hope to be like them one day. Reaching Wimbledon would be a dream come true.”

“Issey is extremely talented and we are excited to see her develop. Hopefully we will get to cheer her on at Wimbledon in a few years time.” Said Salik Osman, Managing Director at Skillcrown

Since Saturday there has been no stopping Issey who travelled straight to Edinburgh to compete in her next match.

Check back soon for updates on Issey’s progress

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