Welton youngster shines

Euan Baker of Welton
Euan Baker of Welton
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Lincolnshire junior tennis player Euan Baker was put through his paces after taking part in the Lawn Tennis Association’s (LTA) National Talent ID Day held at Bolton Arena.

The 10-year-old from Welton was among 55 youngsters from across the country invited to the session.

Euan, who trains at Nottingham Tennis Centre, showed off his skills in front of the LTA Talent ID team, who were aiming to spot future performance players.

The St Mary’s Primary School pupil said: “I found the day pretty tough but very enjoyable. I liked the running drills because you have to put in a lot of effort and I think it is worth doing that.

“I really enjoyed being set the different challenges and I am sure it will help me with my game.”

The day was overseen by LTA Head of Talent Management, Andrew Lewandowski, who was impressed by what he saw.

He said: “Euan 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 and love for the sport.

“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 Euan the best possible chance of reaching their potential so I look forward to seeing him progress.”