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Abbie Breakwell

Abbie Breakwell.

Abbie is a 13-year-old wheelchair tennis player from Long Eaton who is a student at the Long Eaton School and plays for the Dan Maskell Centre. Abbie trains regularly with the England squad, representing England at the Sainsbury's National School Games and also winning the Loughborough Junior Tennis Foundation National Wheelchair Tennis Series.

Abbie says: "I train up to four times a week at Loughborough University, Grantham and Nottingham. I am very fortunate to be able to train with a top National Great Britain wheelchair tennis coach, Martyn Whait, twice a week.

"My goals for the next year are for me to progress to the full ball/full court. In order to achieve this, I need to improve my stamina, techniques and fitness.

"I am also aiming to be re-selected to represent England at the National School Games 2017, where I hope to successfully defend my singles and doubles titles. The fun side of training involves a fan drill - my current time is 33 seconds and I would like to improve it.

My long-term goals are that I want to play in the National Tennis Series tournament and the International Tennis Foundation tournaments.

"Ultimately, I would love to play at Wimbledon and aim to represent Great Britain in the Paralympics in Tokyo 2020.

"But, most importantly, I would like to inspire and encourage other children with disabilities to take up a sport, and understand that being in a wheelchair or having disabilities does not mean you cannot achieve great things, because you can."