After finishing as runner-up in the county round of the Road to Wimbledon competition, Year 8 Evie Bishop had a day she’ll never forget when she was invited to Wimbledon.
Following in the footsteps of Devon young star of the 1970’s, Sue Barker, Evie enjoyed a fabulous day on Saturday 17th August being coached by Head Coach of the All England Club, Dan Bloxham, and former international, Tim Henman.
An amazing day, dressed in whites and wearing an important Wimbledon lanyard, Evie enjoyed top level coaching, the opportunity to sit in the seat of her idols in the press box, a visit around the Wimbledon Museum and grounds, and the opportunity to get up close and personal with the infamous Centre Court.
The U14 Road to Wimbledon Competition has been a popular event at West Buckland School for several years now with girls and boys competing in a fun event. This is a unique competition providing an opportunity to compete on the grass courts at Wimbledon.
With many matches to play, our students have the opportunity to gain valuable match experience and to play a high number of matches in one day. With additional courts on the West Buckland lawn (astroturf!!) this year, the number of entrants hit a new record and it was great to see a good standard of tennis as well as being able to indulge in strawberries and cream.