A LUCKY tennis fan received the surprise of her life after being put through her paces by Wimbledon legend Tim Henman in a coaching session at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.

Rachael Pearce was one of 24 budding players who took part in the Jaguar Tennis Masterclass after winning the ‘Ultimate ALETC Experience’ through the Ace Pace Wimbledon Edition app.

Henman was joined by 2016 finalist Milos Raonic and rising star Katie Boulter as they gave the winners the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity thanks to Wimbledon’s official vehicle partner, Jaguar.

With Wimbledon head coach Dan Bloxham overseeing proceedings, the training session provided a chance for the Jaguar Ambassadors to engage with their fans and deliver 1-2-1 tennis tips.

And after getting the chance to test the different parts of their game against three of the biggest names in tennis, Pearce admitted the experience was not to forget in a hurry.

“It’s been an amazing experience to come to Wimbledon and play with the tennis stars – and I picked up some really good tips from them,” said the 41-year-old from Stourbridge.

“I haven’t played tennis in about 15 years but it was nice to have Tim Henman, Milos Raonic and Katie Boulter – people that you know – actually teaching you their hints and tips.

“I actually came to Wimbledon this year and that’s when I found out about the app and started playing it. Then I got the email through saying I’d won and I was really excited.

“It’s definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I love Tim Henman and I love Wimbledon, I watch it every single year, so to play here and go on the tour was just really cool.”

The unique training session saw each of the three professionals host a different skill station, with Henman honing the serve, Boulter looking at groundstrokes and Raonic focusing on volleying.