AN AYR teenger has blown away the competition at the most famous tennis courts in the country.

Isla Hall, who has just turned 14, was among the players who reached the national finals of the Play Your Way To Wimbledon competition organised by the Lawn Tennis Association and the All England Lawn Tennis Club.

Isla won her match at the finals in straight sets, beating Isla Charnock 7-5, 6-1.

Speaking about what it was like to play at Wimbledon Isla said: “It’s really cool, when you think of the people who have played here.

“There’s a chance that you won’t get the chance to play at Wimbledon ever again so it really is a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

Isla’s journey saw her go through a club round as well as a regional round before earning her place at on court at SW19.

Isla continued: “I want to get out there and play more tournaments. Everyone down here has done loads but I haven’t done that many so that’s definitely a goal for the future.”

While it’s never easy being just a teenager, there also comes the factor of juggling schoolwork and Isla’s other passion, Taekwondo.

She said, “My mum’s a school teacher so I hang about after school and I’m able to get my homework done then so it’s not too bad.

“I don’t play tennis every day as I have my other sport which is taekwondo so I split my time between both of them.”

The event featured junior tennis players from across the UK and saw the culmination of a competition which delivered more than 10,000 playing opportunities for amateur juniors.

Former British number one Tim Henman, who reached the men’s singles semi-finals at Wimbledon on four occasions and is an ambassador for the Play Your Way To Wimbledon tournament, said: “Playing at Wimbledon was always the highlight of my year during my tennis career, so it’s wonderful to support Play Your Way to Wimbledon, and give the next generation of tennis talent a chance to play at SW19.”

The 2023 version of the tournament will see additional age group categories added to the competition as well as a disability section.

Local events ran from March until early June, with the Scottish regional finals in early July and the national finals at Wimbledon from August 7-13.