ABBIE Tyler has been awarded a tennis scholarship to Talbot Heath School, Bournemouth, in partnership with The West Hants Tennis Club.

The Weymouth Tennis Club player has earned her place on the academy programme by working hard and competing well this year.

Above all, she did well at the intensive assessment day held at the West Hants Club.

Tyler was one of only two players to be offered the scholarship making her the first girl in Weymouth Tennis Club’s history to achieve this honour.

Coach Julien Lawes, who has been instrumental in Tyler’s tennis development, said: “It is a great achievement and the tennis club are very proud of her, and wish her the best of luck for her tennis in the years to come.”