The Froebelian School Inspired by Luke Johnson at Wimbledon

The Froebelian Family is so excited for Wimbledon this year. We will be showing our support for British Professional Tennis Player, Luke Johnson.

Luke, who specialises in doubles and is the son of Froebelian Governor, Cathryn Johnson, made history recently by being the first tennis player from Leeds to be ranked in the men’s top 100.

Having played his first Grand Slam at The French Open last month, this will be Luke’s 4th time at Wimbledon, currently ranking 67 in the world.

Luke said “I’m really excited to be back playing at Wimbledon. As a child growing up in Leeds I always watched Wimbledon and it was a goal of mine to play there, and to do it for a 4th time is very special. The first 3 times I received a wild card (given to players whose ranking does not get them entry into the event, but the tournament and LTA believe that you are good enough to play) from Wimbledon to play. A goal of mine this year was to gain direct entry into Wimbledon without a wildcard and I am very proud to have done that. Another goal was to win matches at Wimbledon so hopefully with all your support I can do that as well!”

Director of Sport at Froebelian and former Great British Pentathlete, Liz McGurk said: “Luke is a real inspiration to the children at Froebelian.  Tennis and fundamental ball skills are an integral part of the sporting programme here, with all children taking part during games as well as extra-curricular lessons.”

She added: “We are really looking forward to following Luke’s Wimbledon journey and will be cheering him on at every opportunity.”