TENNIS: Jake still an Aegon FutureStar

Jake Hersey
Jake Hersey

Rugby selected again for LTA’s programme which supporters top junior talent

Rugby’s rising tennis star Jake Hersey, 13, has again been included on the Lawn Tennis Association’s (LTA) Aegon FutureStars programme which recognises and supports some of the country’s best young players.

The talented youngster, who has a full time routine of training, fitness and education at Edgbaston Priory high Performance Centre, is one of 424 top juniors from around the UK who all receive varying levels of funding and support from the LTA.

Leon Smith, LTA Head of Men’s Tennis, said: “We are committed to supporting and identifying our most talented players, and the Aegon FutureStars programme is central to this process for young players who are starting out in the game.

“There’s obviously a long way to go for these players. It’s a long journey for any player hoping to make an impact on the game but we hope that with the right support, these players are given the best possible chance of reaching their full potential.”

David Macmillan, Chief Marketing Officer at Aegon, added: “We’re delighted to continue supporting the LTA in identifying and developing young players across the country. As a business, we believe that preparation is key, and the Aegon FutureStars programme plays an essential role in enabling young people to fulfill their potential, and make the next step in their tennis journey.”