Tenis - Noah, 10, makes a good impression

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SUFFOLK junior tennis player Noah Cutting was praised by Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) head of talent management Andrew Lewandowski after being put through his paces at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton, London.

The 10-year-old was among 20 youngsters from across the country invited to the national talent ID finals.

Cutting, a former Elmsett Primary School pupil, showed off his skills in front of the LTA talent ID team, who were aiming to spot future performance players, who even at such an early age were displaying the right attributes that could enable them to make a real impact on the game.

And Lewandowski admitted he was impressed by what he saw in Cutting.

He said: “Noah has performed really well and shown lots of ability across a number of different tasks designed to test athletic ability, coordination, speed and agility, as well as a real natural talent and love for the sport.

“The LTA is committed to developing and supporting talent, and we now have the systems in place to give players like Noah the best possible chance of reaching their potential so I look forward to seeing him progress.”

Cutting himself said: “One of the tests told me how strong I was. I think was one of the top scorers which I was really pleased about.

“Talent ID has been so much fun, I hope I can come back again.”