St Albans teenager James Wilkinson won an East of England qualifier to reach the national finals of the HSBC Road to Wimbledon competition.

The Under-14 player, who goes to Beaumont School in St Albans, competed at Gosling Sports Centre to book his place at Wimbledon next month.

Wilkinson, who trains at the newly opened Batchwood Tennis Centre in addition to being coached by Neil Dyson and Ross Alexandra, will be playing in the Wimbledon finals for the second year running.