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I’ve always wanted to test myself against some of the best

Tennishead competition winner Andy Craig and his brother Matthew got the chance to play tennis against Heather Watson

The Wimbledon mixed doubles champion attended a volley masterclass at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton in association with her sponsor New Balance and online retailer Pro:Direct.

As well as bagging a New Balance goodie bag, Andy and Matthew got the chance to test their skills on court against the British No.2.

“I saw the competition on the tennishead website, it was close to where I live, and I knew I was free this week so it felt like the stars aligned,” said left-hander Andy. “I used to be a very keen tennis player. From the age of 10 to 18 I was playing tennis four or five times a week.

“I’ve always wanted to play with the pros and I think having played at a decent level, so I’ve always wanted to test myself against some of the best.”

While the trip to the NTC was easy for Andy, who lives in South West London, his brother Matthew had a longer journey.

“I live in Liverpool but I came from my girlfriend’s in Coventry,” explained Matthew. “I had to get up at 5:00am to get here.”

 

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Name: Andy Craig
Age: 32
Lives: London
Plays: Left-handed
Game style in his own words: Unpredictable, lefty, used to be quick!
Dream doubles partner: Andre Agassi

Name: Matthew Craig
Age: 24
Lives: Liverpool
Plays: Right-handed
Game style in his own words: Quite unorthodox. One-handed backhand with slice. I love a cross-court forehand.
Dream doubles partner: Gael Monfils

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