Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Matthew's a Star of Future

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Matthew's a Star of Future

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SALTBURN tennis starlet Matthew Hollingworth was put through his paces after taking part in the Lawn Tennis Association's (LTA) national Talent ID Finals.

The nine-year-old who has recently been selected for the LTA's AEGON FutureStars programme, was one of 62 youngsters from across the Midlands and North of the UK invited to the session at the Bolton Arena after he successfully progressed through county and regional Talent ID days to make the final week.

Matthew showed off his skills in front of the LTA Talent ID team who were aiming to spot future performance players.

The Saltburn Primary pupil said: "I've enjoyed taking part. I was pleased when I found out that I had got through to the finals of Talent ID and I wanted to do well.

"We did some skills tests in the morning and then we had a hit on court in the afternoon with the coaches which was good fun. I'm hoping that I will have got some good results. …

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