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East Lancashire tennis player invited to Bolton talent session
4:03pm Tuesday 24th September 2013 in Sport
George Hutchings has bee put through his paces after taking part in the Lawn Tennis Association’s (LTA) National Talent ID Day held at the Bolton Arena.
The 13-year-old was among 16 youngsters from across the country invited to the Bolton session.
Hutchings, who also trains at Bolton Arena, showed off his skills in front of the LTA Talent ID team, who were aiming to spot future performance players, who even at such an early age were displaying the right attributes that could enable them to make a real impact on the game.
The St Augustine’s High School pupil said: “I had a really good time; it’s a fun challenge playing in tough drills against the top young players in the country.
“The side to side drill was really tough and pushed me to the limit but I was really pleased with how the day went as I could see definite improvements from the last time I was here.”
The day was overseen by LTA Head of Talent Management, Andrew Lewandowski, who was impressed by what he saw and said: “George has performed really well and shown lots of ability across a number of different tasks testing qualities including athletic ability, coordination, speed and agility and a real natural talent.
“It was fantastic to see so many enthusiastic and talented players give it their all. The LTA is committed to developing and supporting talent, and we now have the systems in place to give players like George the best possible chance of reaching their potential.”
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