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Louise Holtum

Louise Holtum.

Louise is a 22-year-old tennis player from Bamford and a member of Bamford Tennis Club who has been on the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS). She recently graduated from Loughborough University, is county number one and has reached a ranking of 20 in LTA UK National Open Women's rankings.

Louise says: "I have recently graduated from Loughborough University and I am now training full time. I reached a National ranking of 20 and Derbyshire number one.

"I have also competed for Derbyshire for the last 10 years. I compete in both National and International competitions. During 2015-16 I was a gold medallist in the British Universities National Competition as well as winning four British Tour events.

"My 2016-17 goals are to improve my ranking and gain a World ranking. In addition, I would like to travel more to tournaments abroad.

"I am delighted to have been accepted onto the Derbyshire ICON Bursary Programme and with their support and funding I hope to get closer to achieving my goals."