Sunday, 26 July 2020 17:19

Gordon benefits from new programme

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HELENSBURGH wheelchair tennis star Gordon Reid is to benefit from a new programme aimed at backing the country’s top tennis talents.

Tennis Scotland will provide tailored coaching, funding and promotional support to the country’s top and rising stars through its new National Player Programme.

The programme has been designed to help players aged 14+ advance their careers and make the transition into professional tennis at all levels of the game, with support tailored to each player’s individual needs.

Eleven players have access to centralised training in conjunction with the University of Stirling, home to the Scottish National Tennis Centre and GB National Tennis Academy. They will also receive expert sport science and medicine support via the sportscotland Institute for Sport and financial grants towards coaching and competition costs.

Paralympic gold-medallist Gordon is currently ranked fifth in the world and is a two-times wheelchair singles Grand Slam winner and Paralympic gold-medallist.

All the selected players will showcase their journeys on the Tennis Scotland social media channels as part of a forthcoming vlog series which will give young fans an insight into the life of an aspiring Scottish tennis professional.