Euro joy ahead of SW19 trip

George Hutchings

George Hutchings

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TALENTED George Hutchings steps on to the hallowed turf of Wimbledon next week looking to continue his rich run of form.

The 13-year-old from Blackburn recently claimed victory at the HSBC Road to Wimbledon North Regional Qualifier at Ilkley Lawn Tennis Club.

The win means Hutchings will now play in the HSBC Road to Wimbledon 14 & Under Challenge at the All England Club between August 11 and 16.

But there was not revelling in the success of his Iklley triumph as straight after victory, he hopped on a train to Hatfield to take on some of Europe’s best youngsters and ended up winning.

Hutchings, who is ranked number one in Lancashire in his age group and regarded as one of the best young players in the country, also won the North of England Championships earlier in the year.

The HSBC Road to Wimbledon 14 & under Challenge began in 2002 and is an All England Club junior event initiative supported by the LTA.

It is the largest junior tournament in the UK, involving some 850 clubs, parks and schools with youngsters bidding to reach the national final at the All England Club.

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