Tennis juniors are high achievers
THE YEAR got off to a great start for the junior tennis players of the Fraser Coast Pro Tennis Association.
Competing at Kawana, at a Junior Masters event, three of the junior players recorded their best ever results, with Jacob Dorey reaching the third round in the boys 15 and under event.
Demi Steinhardt achieved her best tournament result, finishing runner-up in the girls 17 and under event.
Johnny Flett impressed with his effort, winning the 15 and under boys consolation final.
Coach Tristan Brown said he was thrilled with the results, which he said reflect the hard work of all the players.
Cooper Barnes and Maddie Short were also impressive, showing great importance and performing well in their respective events.
“They never let me down,” Brown said of the team’s efforts.
Brown said each player had goals he or she was working towards and it was great to see their results reflect their hard work at training.
Brown said that while the focus wasn’t solely on results for the kids, their strong performances at tournaments did help motivate them.
Likewise, if the youngsters didn’t perform as strongly as they may have liked, that was incentive for them at training as well, Brown said.
“They know what they’re capable of.
“One good or one bad result doesn’t mean anything – it’s about achieving consistency.
“There’s no reason to be disheartened.”
Brown said the team focussed on having fun but also being professional on the court.
“We’re only a young team but the kids take their tennis seriously and we are growing in strength and numbers.”
The team will be in action again at a tournament in Rockhampton, which will be held on March 13 and 14.