Year 8 student Giulia Lesa is a keen tennis player and over the summer holidays she and her Surrey teammates qualified for the national finals of the 12U Tennis County Cup, held in Bolton.
After three days of matches with other UK finalist counties, they finished in second place. During the middle Saturday of the Wimbledon Championship, Giulia also had the amazing opportunity to play an exhibition on Court 5 before the official start of play.
In late July, Giulia won her first national title in the 12U Girls Doubles in Bath, with her partner Mimi Zhou, followed by two regional tournaments towards the end of the summer. She also reached the semifinal of the overall 12U Summer National Finals in the doubles at Bournemouth, and finished as runner up in the 16U Girls Doubles Surrey County Championship at the end of August. Well done, Giulia!