SALISBURY’S Annie Hall may not have lifted silverware on the manicured lawns of Wimbledon – but she still enjoyed an unforgettable experience at SW19, writes Oli Dickson Jefford.

Hall, 14, who attends Godolphin School and lives in Salisbury, featured in the national finals at the Play Your Way to Wimbledon event – the largest individual mass participation tennis competition in the UK. 

Hall, who described Emma Raducanu as her tennis idol, failed to progress to the latter stages of the tournament – but was still thrilled with her attendance at Wimbledon and revealed it was an experience she will never forget. 

She said: “I was so excited. I had been to Wimbledon before watching it and it was a dream come true. To play there was so special and I think it was a great opportunity for everyone. 

“It’s amazing to know you’ve stood or even been where a few of your favourite players have been and I think it’s amazing. I’m just so lucky!”

Play Your Way to Wimbledon, powered by Vodafone, is a junior tournament that gives players an opportunity to follow in their heroes’ footsteps and compete on the grass courts at Wimbledon. The All England Club and LTA are proud to partner with Vodafone to relaunch and expand the largest individual mass participation tennis competition in the UK – for more information visit