ESTHER CURTIS has been awarded with a tennis scholarship at the University of Gloucestershire.

Esther, 19, has been awarded the scholarship, worth £500, to develop her tennis career.

The tennis scholarship has been set up following a partnership between the East Gloucestershire Tennis Club and the university

Esther, a former Stroud High School pupil enrolled at the University this month to study Sports Education with Psychology.

Peter Durham, director of sport at the university said:"If you are a quality player then the scholarship can aid with extra coaching and support."