Ekua Youri: one step closer to Wimbledon My name is Ekua Youri and I am 11 years old. I am a budding professional tennis player and one day I hope to be number 1 in the world! My campaign goal is to raise funding towards participation in the upcoming Nike Junior International tournament as well as the LTA National tournament, both to be held at the Halton Tennis Centre in June 2016. As I am LTA ranked, I receive a small contribution from the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), however it is my long suffering parents who foot the bulk of my expenses. Tennis is a very expensive business and in spite of the funds from the above, I still need help, and I hope you can help.I have been playing tennis since the age of three and my current LTA rating is 7.2. I train at Gosling sports centre, a high performance centre with a very supportive team. I love playing tennis more than anything. I spend a lot of time training and playing in tournaments around the country. I play in regional and national tournaments in the 12U and 14U age groups and represents Hertfordshire on a regular basis in inter-county team tournaments. We are currently training for the Aegon tournaments. I have won many tournaments in different towns and have also been awarded sportsmanship awards twice, for playing fairly and professionally.Thank you very much for your support.