Eleanor edges closer to the elite

PREPARING WELL: Youngsters show off their skills in a bid to join the best tennis players in the world at London's O2 Arena in November
PREPARING WELL: Youngsters show off their skills in a bid to join the best tennis players in the world at London's O2 Arena in November
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Nearly 100 children took part in the Barclays Ball Kid Regional Trials at Culford School on Sunday, with the hope rubbing shoulders with the likes of Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic.

Eleanor Steggles was one of just three youngsters selected to go to the national trial in London in April, having shown athleticism, ball skills and team work.

The 12-year-old will now get the chance to compete for a place in the final 30, with hope of going to the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in November.

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