A Wandsworth schoolboy has been chosen to perform the pre-match coin toss at the Gentlemen’s Singles Final at Wimbledon on Sunday.

Luca Schmetzer, 11, who attends Allfarthing Primary School, will do the toss while millions of people tune in to watch the action on Centre Court.

Luca said it was “such an honour” to be selected.

He said: “It’s very hard to believe.

“There are so many children who could have been chosen and I got chosen.

“I’m most looking forward to taking a photo on Centre Court with the finalists and tossing the coin in front of the whole stadium.”

Luca was chosen by Place2Be, a children’s mental health charity which provides emotional and therapeutic services in schools across the country helping children cope with issues including bullying, bereavement and family breakdown.

HRH the Duchess of Cambridge nominated the charity in her new role as Patron of the All England Club.

The Duchess said she was “delighted to nominate Place2Be” and described the “huge positive shift” in attitudes towards mental health.

She said: “Place2Be enables children around the country to cope with their worries and engage with their learning to help reach their full potential.

“I am thrilled that the Wimbledon Foundation is giving Luca, who has benefited hugely from Place2Be's support, this once-in-a lifetime opportunity to step out onto Centre Court and showcase the excellent work of Place2Be on the world stage.”

Assisted in his duties by Championships' Referee Andrew Jarrett, Luca will be on Centre Court this Sunday, July 16, shortly before 2pm.

He and his family will enjoy a tour of the Clubhouse and lunch in the Competitors’ Restaurant before the match.