Wisbech duo meet tennis ace Vesely

Martha with Jiri Veslely
Martha with Jiri Veslely

Martha Hoyles and her mother Sally had a fun-filled day at the Aegon Open at Nottingham on Sunday, representing Wisbech Tennis Club as part of the Quorn Family Tennis Finals.

They competed with over 20 other finalists from all over England and were presented with a goodie bag which included a giant tennis ball for autographs, sun glasses, cap, racket grip and a pair of tickets for free entry to Centre Court.

In the round robin competition playing on mini courts, Sally and Martha won two and lost two matches, with some amazing players represented. They then progressed to the knockout stages and managed one win, but two losses, but all the time improving their game.

They were able to watch an all-British singles match on Centre Court, of up-and-coming stars Daniel Evans versus Liam Broady, in the first round of the Nottingham Aegon Open, which Evans won.

Before leaving they were also invited to a question and answer session with Jiří Veselý (the Czech professional player) who is one of only three people to have beaten Novak Djokovic this year. Martha asked him how old he was when he started to play tennis and how often does he train, the answers being 4-years-old and six hours per day.