TENNIS prospect Mollie Edge has received an invitation from the Lawn Tennis Association to play in the winter season’s national tour finals.

The youngster has been competing with the best players in the country throughout the winter and has earned enough ranking points to secure a top 12 finish on the national leader board.

She is the first girl from Dorset in more than five years to reach this level and compete at a grade one National Final for her age group.

Coach Julien Lawes said: “Mollie has improved her tennis so much in the last six months. All her hard work has paid off and she has reached her goal of playing at the National Tennis Centre.”