Melanie South, the young tennis player from New Malden, has added to her growing list of successes by winning the LTA U16 Winter National Grand Prix Masters Title in Gosling.
Melanie who celebrates her 16th birthday today (Friday) has recently been playing in France where she reached a final.
In the British Tour tournament held at Sutton, where she trains, she overcame the number one seed Melissa Berry.
Melanie (right) is combining studying for her GCSEs with competing at a high level. She is currently playing in the British Tour event held in Bournemouth which is followed by a $10,000 event held at the same venue.
This week she has been pleased to hear that the Kingston Borough have awarded her a grant of £100 which will go towards her entering another international after she has completed her examinations.