Ex-pupil Paul Jubb has secured himself a four-year tennis scholarship with South Carolina University in America at just 17 years old.
Young tennis star Paul, who left Malet Lambert last July, headed over to the states to start his studies in January, and is playing for the university tennis team during their main season there.
In September, he will start studying for his degree in Sports Management, but right now he is studying core subjects whilst focusing on his tennis.
He said, “I have really enjoyed my time here so far and have settled in well.
“I enjoy working hard so homesickness isn't an issue for me as I am focused on my future. The university helps and supports us athletes very well.”
Paul started playing tennis at the age of four at his local park, where his talent was spotted by tennis coach Jonny Carmichael.
Working alongside Jonny and other coaches at Nuffield Health Tennis Academy, Paul grew as a player and over the years has secured numerous titles in his age category including U16 National Champion, Men’s British Tour Winner and Qatar ITF Junior Champion.
His future goal is to become a professional tennis player and over the summer break, he aims to head back to England and travel around Europe to play some pro-futures tournaments.
He said, “I will have to see what happens when my four years here has finished. I could even turn professional before I finish university, so I will just have to see how I progress and see what the future holds.”