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Young tennis player excelling at just nine 

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At just nine years of age, Laura Tapia is already outstanding on the national tennis scene by placing herself as number one in the Spanish ranking of the youngest category.

The member of the Tennis Club Puerto de la Cruz received the recognition of her home town with a visit to Los Realejos council, where she was received by deputy mayor, Adolfo González, and councillor for sports, Benito Dévora.

The municipal representatives gave Laura a trophy in gratitude “for putting the name of Los Realejos, as a resident of this town, at the top of national tennis,” according to the head of sports, as well as “publicly recognising her already successful career despite her young age. “

Laura achieved number one status in the national ranking of benjamin players and was Canary runner up last year in her first season in the category. She also takes part in various provincial, regional and national competitions and will be travelling to the mainland in March and April.

She is also expected to participate in the international Smrikva Bowl tournament in Croatia in June as a Spanish representative, an event reserved for young promises of world tennis.