Dean Close girls were honoured to be asked to be ball girls at the National Wheelchair Tennis Finals at Oxstalls in December. The girls involved were Emily Herzer, Emma Silvester, Eloise Allen, Pip Speed, Caitie Ford, Alla Kalmykova and were involved in the match where Ian Payne played James Shaw who both have cerebral palsy. The competition included Olympic silver medallist and reigning US Open champion Andy Lapthorne and British women’s No 3 Louise Hunt, who was guest speaker at the Prep School Sports Dinner in 2013.