Tennis World Juniors Shine on National Stage

5 July 2024

Ten junior athletes who have trained or currently train at Tennis World represented their state or territory at the Australian Team Championships last week.

Last week, Australia’s most promising young athletes representing all states and territories, as well as teams from New Zealand and Pacific Oceania, competed at KDV Sports for the Sproule Stephens Trophy and Mary Hawton Trophy.

The Australian Teams Championships is one of four Australian Junior Nationals events held annually, which take place on each of the Grand Slam surfaces – clay, grass and hard court. These competitions are an important opportunity for junior talent to gain match experience and build confidence early in their career.

Reflecting on the event, Tournament Director Francis Soyer called to mind the Australian tennis talent that have taken part in these events in the past:

“Many of our pro tennis players today gained experience at this very event including the likes of Australia’s top men who are currently preparing for Wimbledon like Jordan Thompson, as well as former world No.1 Ash Barty. This really highlights the importance of tournaments like these in developing the next generation of tennis champions.”

Francis Soyer – Tournament Director, Australian Teams Championships

The Victorian 15-and-under Boys team, including Tennis World’s Nikolas Baker, were a standout performance. Taking the Wayne Reid cup, they progressed through the entire tournament without dropping one singles match.

Congratulations to all the participants and a special shout out to all the Tennis World juniors who competed:

Nikolas Baker (Melbourne Park)

Darren Lew (Melbourne Park)

Caleb Gwinnell-Sheather (Sydney Olympic Park)

Emily Liang (Sydney Olympic Park)

Brooke Komorowski (Sydney Olympic Park)

Lin Dai (Canberra)

Dave Gandhi (Canberra)

Jairuss Dass (Canberra)

Celeste Rubiano (Canberra)

Sabrina Babic (Canberra)

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