Wimbledon dream over for Bury tennis ace Josh Taylor

OUT Josh Taylor

OUT Josh Taylor

First published in Sport

BURY tennis starlet Josh Taylor has fallen just short of booking his spot at a prestigious Wimbledon tournament.

Playing for a place in the HSBC Road to Wimbledon under-14 Challenge, the Bury Grammar School pupil was unable to find a way past eventual winner David Quayle in the North Regional Qualifier semi-final at Ilkley Lawn Tennis Club, losing 2-6, 6-1, 6-0.

After falling short of the famous SW19, the 14-year-old admitted he found it difficult adapting to a grass court.

“It is a big tournament and you want to do well because you want to play at Wimbledon but it is tough adapting to grass courts seeing as there are not many tournaments around,” said Taylor.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree