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Wheelchair Tennis Championships start in Nottingham

Great Britain's Jordanne Whiley (right) and Japan's Yui Kamiji Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships will start today at the Nottingham Tennis Centre.

The world's best players will take part in the Super Series event, including Great Britain's Jordanne Whiley from Halesowen, David Phillipson from Bingham, Nottinghamshire and Dermot Bailey from Kettering.

Leicestershire tennis ace named Confederation Player of the Year

As Andy Murray battles it out in the semi final at Wimbledon, one budding young tennis player from Leicestershire is making a name for himself in America.

Twenty-year-old Connor Glennon from Rothley, Leicestershire, has been named Confederation Player of the year. He was awarded a tennis scholarship at Memphis Tennessee University and hopes to become a professional player on the international circuit.

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Is this Leicestershire's Andy Murray?

Connor Glennon Credit: ITV News Central

Ahead of the weekend's Wimbledon final ITV News Central has been talking to 20-year-old Connor Glennon.

He left his home village in Leicestershire last year to take up a tennis scholarship at the University of Tennessee where he combines a degree in Business and Economics with his ambitions to become a pro-tennis player on the international circuit.

Connor Glennon hopes to turn pro Credit: ITV News Central

In 2012 Connor, who began playing tennis as a youngster with Rothley Tennis Club, was named Confederation Player of the Year.

Connor Glennon currently studies at university in the United States Credit: ITV News Central

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