Henman has high hopes for Anirudh!

Anirudh Mohan (s).
Anirudh Mohan (s).

Former British number one Tim Henman believes Clitheroe tennis starlet Anirudh Mohan is one to watch out for in the future.

Mohan fell just short of strutting his stuff at SW19 as he competed in the HSBC Road to Wimbledon Northern Regional Qualifier at Ilkley Tennis Club.

The 13-year-old – who trains at Ribble Valley Tennis Club – was playing for a spot at August’s 14 & Under Challenge at the All England Club.

Henman said: “Players are always disappointed when they miss out on a chance to play on the grass courts at Wimbledon.

“Hopefully Anirudh will be spurred on to greater achievements in his junior career and, who knows, maybe even to play at The Championships as a professional in the future.”

l The HSBC Road to Wimbledon National 14 & Under Challenge is the UK’s largest national junior grass court tournament and forms part of HSBC’s investment in the stars of the future.