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Bradley Buckland

Bradley Buckland.

The 15-year-old tennis player, from Brampton, who attends Nottingham Tennis Academy and is on the Derbyshire Insititute of Sport programme, was runner-up in the HSBC Road to Wimbledon tournament and also runner-up in the Grade One Invitational National Tour Finals.

Bradley says: "From September, I started attending Nottingham tennis academy full-time. My typical day starts at 8am on the tennis court with two hours of intense training, followed by three hours of school work until 1pm.

"During the afternoon, I usually complete another one-and-a-half hours of tennis, followed by an hour and a half of fitness.

"I have now started to travel to different countries playing ITFs, and got my first ITF points in Namibia, Africa in May.

"I also spent three weeks in Ireland during July, where I gained further ITF points. My sporting ambitions are to reach the top 500 in the Junior World rankings and eventually turn professional and follow in the footsteps of my favourite player Roger Federer."