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Newquay protege has Max potential

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: May 16, 2012

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NEWQUAY'S Max Cameron-Webb has been put through his paces after taking part in the Lawn Tennis Association's (LTA) national Talent ID Finals at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton, London.

The 11-year-old was amongst 60 youngsters from across the country invited to the session, after successfully progressing through county and regional Talent ID days.

Max, who trains at the Leverton Williams Tennis Academy, based at the Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin, 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.

Max said: "I was really excited about coming to the Talent ID finals.

Fun

"I travelled up from Cornwall overnight and stayed in a hotel which was really fun.

"The day was great too, we did some fitness drills and I like the throwing exercise which is meant to help your serve.

"My serve isn't the best so I'm hoping it will help me."

The day was overseen by LTA Head of Talent Management, Andrew Lewandowski, who was suitably impressed.

He said: "Max 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 Max the best possible chance of reaching their potential so I look forward to seeing him progress."

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