WATSON Heather < Back  
Sport Tennis
CGA Guernsey   
Gender Women
Born 19 May 1992
Height1.70 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began playing tennis at age seven in group sessions with friends in Guernsey. At age 12 she started training at the Bollettieri Academy in Florida, United States of America.
Why this sport? "Both my parents were a member of Kings Club in Guernsey, and I used to follow them down as a toddler and just watch them play."
Name of coach Alex Ward [personal], GBR
Training Regime She trains six days a week.
Handedness Right
General Interest
Nicknames Hev (theguardian.com, 29 Feb 2016)
Hero / Idol Her father. (standard.co.uk, 29 Jun 2012)
Injuries An ankle injury forced her to withdraw from the 2020 Progress Tour Women's Championships in Roehampton, England. (bbc.co.uk, 15 Jul 2020)

An abdominal injury affected her performance at the 2016 Australian Open in Melbourne as she was knocked out in the first round. (bbc.co.uk, 18 Jan 2016)

She suffered from a bout of glandular fever in 2014. (wtatennis.com, 17 Mar 2015)

She injured her ankle while playing football at the start of 2012. (bbc.co.uk, 11 Apr 2012)

She suffered an elbow injury at Wimbledon in 2011. (standard.co.uk, 29 Jun 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto "If I'm playing, I'm playing to win." (bbc.co.uk, 11 Apr 2012)
Awards and honours She won the Guernsey Sports Commission Trophy for 2009 Outstanding Performer of the Year. (wtatennis.com, 17 Jun 2012)
Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (bbc.co.uk, 06 Mar 2020)