SECOND year USW Sports Journalism student Callum Ellis arrived in Wimbledon today ahead of a two week paid placement.
He starts his training tomorrow morning in SW19, prior to the 2019 championships beginning on Monday.
The 19 year old from Bridgend, who will celebrate entering his 20s during the fortnight, was successful in the selection panel for a role in the media team.
A tennis fan, he works at his local club while studying for a degree at the University of South Wales. He is looking forward to working on the most prestigious Grand Slam in tennis.
A big fan of Scotland’s Andy Murray, it looked as though Ellis would miss the opportunity to see his favourite in action.
Murray seemed to have played his last competitive match when he gave an emotional news conference at the Australian Open in January.
However, following successful hip surgery, Murray is back at Wimbledon this year. The two-time champion returned to winning ways earlier this month, this time playing doubles, at Queens.
And, after missing last year’s Wimbledon, Murray is returning, albeit as a doubles player.
“When I first found out that I had been successful in the role it didn’t look as though Murray would be there,” said Ellis.
“I’m quite a big fan of Novak Djokovic, and hopefully I get to see him play at some point too.
“Two years ago if you’d told me when I went to Wimbledon as a spectator that I’d be working there two years later, I don’t think I’d have believed you!
“The priority though is getting on with the work and I’m really looking forward to doing that.”