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2005 May 31 - Ariel Tennis Ace talent search

Tim Henman and legend Boris Becker are backing a talent search for future stars of British tennis.

This is a Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) initiative backed by washing powder manufacturer Ariel, and will eventually see one boy and one girl selected to receive a year of free coaching by the LTA.

Boris Becker told BBC Radio Five Live:

"We've seen over 10,000 kids. With the help of the LTA, we're now down to 20.

"The overall winners will get a chance to play tennis with myself and Tim.

"I don't think we'll have a Wimbledon champion next year from the new breed of players coming through.

"Hopefully, Tim will play for two more years, although we could have a champion in three to four years time.

"There is Andrew Murray, who is the best junior in the world and is only 18. I think he has a chance of winning Wimbledon."

For more information see the Ariel website.


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