Junior aces represent state

23 November 2023|Community News, Sport| Off Comments off on Junior aces represent state|

TWO aspiring tennis stars from the northern suburbs represented Tasmania as part of an under 12s team at the National School Sport Australia Bruce Cup Championship in Brisbane last month.

Margaret Getahun (Berriedale) and Marcus Wong (Claremont) both served up their best on the national stage, helping the team claim seventh place overall.

“This was one of the strongest teams we’ve ever had,” coach Alyssa Hibberd said.

“There were some experienced players who have competed in this event before and a really good bunch of new kids coming through.”

Coach Andrew Bourke said he wanted the kids to make the most of their opportunities.

“It’s easy to get down sometimes if the game isn’t going your way but it’s important to keep your head and racquet up,” he said.

“Every point counts. We had singles, doubles and mixed doubles games all working toward the overall team score so it was important to fight to the very end and try and gain the best possible result for the team.”

The team coaches are optimistic that the lessons learnt from competitions like this will instil values and habits that the players would utilise both in sports and other facets of their lives.

“Seeing these kids grow along the journey to the point where they are representing the state is awesome,” Ms Hibberd said.

“There are so many benefits to playing tennis. The ability to get back up and keep fighting after a difficult point, game or match is a skill that these kids will hopefully carry with them for the rest of their lives.”

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