Young tennis star sets sight on becoming a professional player

Tennis player Ruby Syer, from Dereham.

Tennis player Ruby Syer, from Dereham. - Credit: Archant

At just 10 years old, tennis player Ruby Syer has already competed in two national tennis contests and is a county champion.

Now the youngster, from Dereham, is hoping to take her game to the next level after receiving a funding boost.

Ruby has been awarded a £500 Gifted and Talented grant by Breckland Council.

Ruby's father, Mark Syer, said: 'Ruby lives and breathes tennis – she just loves learning about the game and her ambition is to become a professional player. She's naturally competitive and, whether it's training or competitions, she always strives to be the best at whatever she takes on.'

The grant will contribute towards the cost of private lessons, fitness coaching, training camps and tournament participation. For more on Breckland Council grants, call 01603 623958 or email

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