This week, we sat down with Chante Malo, a recent addition to the Academy. Chante is 17 and trains four-days a week at the centre, living with a host family just around the corner.
Born in Sheffield, Chante grew up in Stockton and has one sister. Her mother runs a Dance School and her father, a teacher, was a professional hockey player in Canada and the UK.
Chante first picked up a racket aged 11, playing at Yarm LTC under the guidance of Anne Clayton. At age 12, Chante moved to Tennis World before joining us here at the academy in 2016. Chante's favourite players are Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer.