I associate the holiday season with outdoor sports and travelling with family. After all, this was how I grew up as a junior tennis player in Sydney. My students will also be doing the same by competing in various tournaments this summer season. The first event of any season is a great opportunity for the players to build match fitness and confidence. I’d hope that my players can play a lot of matches against a variety of players, which will allow them to measure the full breadth of their ability early on in the season.
One of my students, Rahul Desai has had a stellar run and tournament by claiming the 14/under singles event without dropping a set. This time last year, Rahul was the 5th seed and lost in the quarter finals, so to enter the event as the number 1 seed and win that convincingly is a tremendous result.
Michael Zhang and James Chen are two of my most recent students who have been working extremely hard for the past couple of months to take on board a new approach to competitive tennis. They performed well in each of their matches in the 16/u singles event and as with any new partnership, it is all about finding out what brings out the best in the player and continuing to made adjustments where necessary.
It should be one great summer season ahead! 🙂
Take a look at their journey throughout the tournament here: 2016 Gosford Junior Silver Tournament Draws