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Jay Clarke

Jay Clarke, pic by Ike Leus.

The 17-year-old tennis player, from Peartree, was selected to play at Junior Wimbledon, after being ranked as GB number one for his age, and also the European Championships.

Jay says: "I am the Under-18 British ranked number one player in the country and have held this position for several years, previously holding the number one position in Europe at Under-14 level.

"2015 has been a pivotal year for me in my development and progression up the Under-18 International Tennis Federation world rankings.

"In September, I competed in Egypt in two grade two tournaments and won back-to-back titles and a doubles title catapulting me to a career-high of 43 in the world.

"This enabled me to compete in the prestigious Grade A tournament in Japan Osaka, where I reached the quarter- final eventually losing to the number six ranked player in the world.

"My good form continued and the following week I competed in Hong Kong, lifting both the single and double titles and am now at a career high of 29, and have achieved a personal goal I had set for myself. This advancement will enable me to be a direct acceptance into main draw for the Junior Australian Open due to take place in January 2016.

"In recognition of my achievements, I have been awarded the Junior AEGON player of the month for September and also featured as the face on the ITF website for my achievements in Japan.

"My goals for 2016 are to compete in all four junior grand slams and to continue to develop my game and strength and conditioning programme to advance my current ATP men's ranking."