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BUSBY junior tennis player Lachie Macintosh was put through his paces this week after taking part in the Lawn Tennis Association’s (LTA) National Talent ID Day held at the Bolton Arena.

The ten-year-old was amongst 21 youngsters from across the country invited to the Bolton session.

Lachie, who trains at Scotstoun Tennis Centre, showed off his skills in front of the LTA Talent ID team, who were aiming to spot future performance players, who even at such an early age were displaying the right attributes that could enable them to make a real impact on the game.

The Busby Primary School pupil said: “I am very proud of myself to have made it all the way to national Talent ID. I was really pleased to be in Bolton training with the LTA coaches and compete with the other boys.”

The day was overseen by LTA Head of Talent Management, Andrew Lewandowski, who was impressed by what he saw and said: “Lachie has performed really well and shown lots of ability across a number of different tasks testing qualities including athletic ability, coordination, speed and agility and a real natural talent and love for the sport.

“It was fantastic to see so many enthusiastic and talented players give it their all. The LTA is committed to developing and supporting talent, and we now have the systems in place to give players like Lachie the best possible chance of reaching their potential, so I look forward to seeing him progress.”