Doing it for themselves
Sister act Taylor and Sophie are serving up big successes on the court SISTERS Taylor and Sophie Bygrave are coming off a winning high after taking out their respective events in the Bundaberg Junior Masters Tournament recently.
Taylor won the 17 years girls’ singles, while Sophie won the 13 years girls’ singles.
The girls come from a dedicated and passionate tennis family; parents Rob and Trish have long been involved in running the Monto club.
Taylor, 16, has been playing for 10 years.
She said she had a good all-round game and was always looking for tournaments to enter.
Tennis is an ongoing passion for Taylor and, apart from a brief shot at Aussie rules, she does not pursue many other sports.
“A teacher at school asked me for a one-off game in AFL but tennis is my number one game,” she said.
Younger sister Sophie, 13, has been playing for seven years and is just as passionate.
She follows Taylor to most tournaments including a recent coaching clinic in Gladstone catering for both coaches and players.
Like her sister, Sophie said she had a good all round game and, apart from touch football, tennis was her favourite sport.
The two Monto State High schoolers both have quiet ambitions of securing professional tennis contracts.
“There is a lot of competition but hopefully we can both make the step to the professional tennis circuit,” Sophie said.
Monto Tennis Club runs Thursday night social fixtures while their Sunday session is open to everyone.
GAME SET MATCH: Taylor and Sophie Bygrave are always looking to improve their tennis game.