Highland Spring has announced a sponsorship deal with Scottish tennis ace and 'Dunblane Diamond' Ali Collins.

The new partnership with the 16-year-old, who has been drawn as a wildcard for the Junior Wimbledon Championships, is part of Highland Spring’s continued commitment to support the community and promote healthy hydration as part of an active lifestyle.

Collins, ranked 119 in the world at under-18 level, will wear kit featuring the Highland Spring logo throughout a schedule of 11 tournaments and the Girls’ Singles at the Junior Wimbledon Championships.

She will also be provided with Highland Spring water to drink as part of her dietary regime whilst she trains at the world-renowned Academia Sànchez-Casal in Florida. The Lanarkshire-born star was awarded a place at the facility by its founder Emilio Sanchez, who also coached Andy Murray as a teenager in Barcelona.

Simon Oldham, group commercial director at Highland Spring, said: “Community is at the heart of what we do and we’re proud to be in a position to support a local future star in Ali Collins.

"Ali grew up just 10 miles away from our Perthshire bottling site and we’re delighted to have some part in helping her to be the best that she can be. As long-term supporters of grass-roots tennis, we’re confident that Ali is a great fit with Highland Spring and a strong role model for children who want to get active.”

Lee Collins, father of Ali Collins and former professional footballer, said: “We’re extremely proud of Ali’s achievements and very excited to have Highland Spring on board for the next chapter of the journey. Ali has a packed schedule of competitions coming up and healthy hydration is a key part of an active lifestyle.

"She’s looking forward to inspiring others to pick up a racket and have some fun too.”

Judy Murray, former British Federation Cup team captain and professional tennis player, expressed: “Ali is a very promising junior. I call her Dunblane's third finest tennis player.

"She is a world class volleyer and has great hand skills which allow her to mix the pace, spin and depth of the ball, so she plays with huge variety and that is quite hard to find in the women's game these days.

"Going from top junior to top senior is always a tough road to negotiate, but with the right support and guidance she could go a very long way.”