VIDEO Dana gets her first taste of Wimbledon
Woodhall Spa's Dana Kenneally-Forrester experienced an opportunity of a lifetime when she took to the lawns of Wimbledon alongside former British number one Tim Henman as part of the HSBC Road to Wimbledon National 14 and Under Challenge Finals.
The Horncastle Queen Elizabeth Grammar School pupil, who qualified for Wimbledon as one of 20 runners-up having finished second in the Lincolnshire County Finals, won one out of three matches in Group D before being knocked out in the first round of the girls' consolation draw.
Some 20,000 children from all over Britain competed throughout the summer in pursuit of following in the footsteps of Andy Murray by playing at Wimbledon, with the top 128 boys and girls earning the chance to compete at the National Finals.
The David Lloyd Lincoln Tennis Club star, 14, revealed arriving as a player at the All England Club was certainly the highlight of her summer.
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"For years I have wanted to play at Wimbledon and now I have, maybe if I carry on working hard, I can be back here playing as a professional," she said.
"I feel really pleased with myself that I have made it this far and playing here makes me want to keep improving my game."
Also in action were 14-year-olds Jessica Jackson, from Mumby, and Horncastle's Josh Elliot, who triumphed in two Group L matches before reaching round two of the main draw.
And Elliot, who competes for Louth Tennis and Sports Centre, relished following in the footsteps of his heroes at Wimbledon.
"It was great to be there, the grass courts were incredible and it's just an amazing experience as it felt like I was a professional player," said Elliot.
"I enjoy playing on grass, it most suits my game and it feels good following on from Andy Murray's win a few months ago."
Kenneally-Forrester, Elliot and Jackson even got the chance to meet former British number one and HSBC Tournament Ambassador Henman as he spent time with the players, signed autographs and posed for photos with the finalists.
"The excitement of coming through the gates is still the same for me," said Henman.
"It is the best tennis tournament in the world and it is a huge motivating factor for all the kids.
"You see them out here on the grass where the greats of the game played and it is inspiring. That is where Wimbledon plays a huge part in generating the sport's interest."
The HSBC Road to Wimbledon National 14 & Under Challenge is the UK's largest national junior grass court tournament and forms part of HSBC's investment in the stars of the future.
Watch the video below