I have always believed that hard work and perseverance pays off. This week was a big learning curve for my student Rahul Desai who competed at the 12/under National Championships in Queensland. The best juniors from all over Australia came in numbers for a piece of the action. Rahul had a strong start in the singles lead in event and teamed up with fellow Sydneysider Eric Tripathi in the doubles lead in event to reach the QF which was a great result for them. A few days later, Rahul went up against the number one seed in the championships. This was a tough match up for a first round, considering the quality of the two players however, that is the nature of the sport. I am super impressed with his efforts against one of the best 12 years olds in Australia and we will take this experience and look to improve for the next. Well done Rahul, we keep on going up from here!
Take a look at his journey throughout these events here: