We are proud to be part of the inspirational journey for our players. Hear about our previous players and what they have gone on to achieve.

Ranah Stoiber


Ranah began her 4-year journey at the Academy in 2019, joining from her hometown Hounslow and from Dukes Meadows RPDC.  

Ranah competed at 7 different junior grand slams from 2021 to 2023 whilst at the Academy, reaching the semi-final of the Australian Open in 2023, and quarter-finals of both Wimbledon in 2023 and US Open 2022. Ranah’s ITF junior career high ranking was 11, and was consistently inside the world’s top 50 junior players in her final 2 years of juniors. Ranah won the 2023 J300 Roehampton doubles title and finished runner-up at the 2022 JA Plantation tournament with fellow-LUNTA graduate Mimi Xu.  

Ranah began her senior career in 2022, qualifying and reaching the second round for the W100 Ilkley on the grass in 2022 aged 17, beating three higher-ranked opponents along the way. Ranah reached the final of a W15 event in May 2023 and has continued in the same vein after leaving the Academy, continuing to climb the rankings and win more matches at senior level.  

Ranah now trains at the National Tennis Centre and is supported through the LTA’s Men’s and Women’s Programme.

Mimi Xu


Enlisting at the Academy in September 2020 as our youngest player at 12 years old, Mimi took to Academy life quickly joining from her hometown of Swansea, winning the J4 Loughborough title on home soil 2 weeks prior to her 14th birthday in September 2021. Mimi reached an ITF junior career high ranking of 17 in August 2023 just as she departed the Academy. In the Autumn of 2022, Mimi reached 2 finals at major ITF junior competitions (J2 Vigo and J1 Guadalajara) before ending the year with a 2022 JA Plantation doubles final appearance in December. Mimi picked up 9 doubles titles during her time at the Academy, her biggest win coming at the JA Merida with fellow Brit and GB Stirling National Academy graduate Ella McDonald. In April 2022, Mimi won both National Championship singles titles at U18 and U16 level, gaining a wild card into her first Grand Slam senior experience at Wimbledon.  

Mimi also achieved outstanding results in her GCSE exams in the Summer 2023 at Loughborough Amherst School and continues to study post-life at the Academy. 

Mimi reached the standard for Pro Scholarship Programme (PSP) selection in November 2022 aged 15 and joined the programme in September 2023. Mimi now trains out of the National Tennis Centre in London.  

Luca Pow


Luca joined the Academy in 2019 hailing from his hometown of Solihull with good pedigree as a top-10 Tennis Europe U14 player. Luca reached an ITF junior career high of 68 in March 2023 and won 5 ITF singles titles during his four-year journey with the Academy. He became the first player to win back-to-back British U18 National Championship titles in 2022 and 2023, earning himself a wildcard into Wimbledon Senior Qualifying in both years.  

Luca achieved 6 GCSEs during his first two years at the Academy, and then went on to study Physical Education and Business Studies in his final two A Level years.  

Luca is continuing his tennis journey after joined Wake Forest Men’s Tennis programme in August 2023 where he combines study of his Business degree alongside competing on the Men’s tour and for the University.  

Hugo Coquelin


Joining us from Sevenoaks School and his proud County of Kent in 2019, Hugo achieved a significant amount on and off the court during his time at the Academy. Hugo reached an ITF junior career high of 123 in the last of his 4 years at the Academy in January 2023. Hugo won 4 ITF juniors doubles titles with fellow LUNTA players Luca Pow and Henry Searle. He enjoyed domestic success in 2021, qualifying for and then winning the U16 National Championships on the grass at Surbiton, earning himself a wild card into Wimbledon Juniors Main Draw. Hugo’s continued academic excellence also shone through during his time at the Academy, achieving excellent GCSE and A Level results where he studied Maths and Economics.  

Hugo is continuing his tennis and academic journey at Vanderbilt University from early 2024.

Given Roach


Given joined the Academy in 2019 from her hometown in Cheshunt and settled into Academy well, achieving success on both the international and domestic scenes during her time with us. In reaching a career high ITF junior ranking of 177, Given won three ITF singles titles in 2022, all in the UK, and won 6 doubles titles including two J100 wins with fellow LUNTA player Abby Kelliher. Given also won the U18s doubles National Championships two years running in 2022 and 2023, earning wildcards into Junior Wimbledon Doubles main draw in both years. Given has continued her tennis journey, following in the footsteps of fellow LUNTA alumni Kylie, in joining Georgia Tech as a freshman from August 2023 where she studies Biology.  

Eva Shaw


Eva joined the Academy at its inception in 2019 and progressed rapidly, winning an ITF juniors J4 event in the first two months of joining. Eva’s career high ITF junior ranking is 85, achieving success at several international junior tournaments before the Covid pandemic struck. Eva won the U16s and U18s girls singles National Championships in June 2021, earning herself a main draw wildcard into Junior Wimbledon and a qualifying wildcard into Senior Wimbledon.  

Eva moved from the Academy in April 2022 where she began training at the National Tennis Centre as part of the LTA’s Men’s and Women’s programme. Eva will begin at Florida State University in early 2024 to continue her successful tennis journey to date. 

Kylie Bilchev


Kylie joined the Academy for a 2-year period in September 2019 to study A Levels (Biology and Chemistry) and continue her tennis journey from her hometown in Suffolk. Kylie reached an ITF junior career high of 92 in July 2021 and was defeated at Junior Wimbledon the same year after a tight third-round defeat to eventual winner Ane Mintegi Del Olmo. Although Kylie’s time at the Academy was significantly impacted by the Covid pandemic, she picked up 2 ITF doubles titles in 2020 and progressed well in the singles.  

Kylie is currently a Junior at Georgia Tech University out in the States where she has reached an ITA singles high of 23 in April 2023.