A BUDDING 'world number one' tennis player has been crowned champion for his age at a prestigious competition.

Matty Barber from Sandhurst, played at the Berkshire Junior tennis championships on August 28 at Bradfield College.

The Uplands primary school pupil won the under 9's category in the competition and one day aims to be "world number one".

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At the age of five, Matty started playing tennis and began lessons when he was six.

Ever since, he has had an extensive training schedule, where he practices tennis six days a week and travels to Bournemouth to train with Rob Ringshaw on Sundays.

The rest of the week, Matty will train with Andy Barclay in Wokingham and looks up to his idol Roger Federer for motivation on the court.

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His proud mum Tora Barber, said: "He deserves his success as he trains very hard and is very motivated to become the best he can be.

"We are very proud of him becoming county champion."