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Lisburn girl named top tennis player in Ireland under 12s

 Isabella Connor, Ireland number one under 12

Isabella Connor is the best tennis player in Ireland, in the under 12 girls category.

The 11-year old student, who attends Friends' School Lisburn, competed in six tournaments last year at under 12 level in Ulster & Ireland, winning five. She is now ranked number one in both Ulster and Ireland. 

Ms Connor has a gruelling schedule. She been part of the Irish National Futures Tennis Squad since 2016, training twice a week in Dublin.

She trains once a week with the Ulster Tennis Performance Squad in Lisburn and once a week with her private coach, Louise Bothwell, at Downshire Tennis Club, Hillsborough.

She aspires to win a tennis scholarship to attend an American College after A-levels.




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