WELSH player Viktor Frydrych enjoyed big-championship experience after being given a wildcard entry for the Junior Championships, Wimbledon.

Unfortunately, Viktor went out to Sebastian Gorzny of the USA, losing 6-3, 6-4, but playing at the Championships is another hugely positive step in his development.

Viktor, 16, is from Colwyn Bay, but now lives in Chester. He is the top ranked under-18 boy in Wales, and in the top 250 junior players in the world. It was the first time at Junior Wimbledon for Viktor, who now trains at the LTA National Academy at Stirling.

Mimi Xu from Swansea also received a wildcard and Tennis Wales Head of Performance Chris Lewis was delighted to see both players in the tournament. He said: “This is fantastic news and deserved recognition for both players for all their hard work in training.

“It is great experience, allowing them to go head-to-head with some of the best junior players in the world.

“These are positive times for Welsh tennis with many more talented players coming through.”

The Junior Wimbledon Championships take place from 2 July to 10 July.