Moura teen hopes to ace Aussie title
AT JUST 14 years of age, Ameliija Swaffer-Selff has competed across the country in tennis and this week will compete in Canberra for the Australian Claycourt Championships.
“I have played a few nationals, travelled to Darwin, Tasmania, Hobart and Melbourne,” Ameliija said.
Last weekend, Ameliija competed in the 14 years Girls’ Singles Head State Age Championship in Rockhampton.
Ameliija won the title for the third time, having won the 10 years and 12 years single titles previously.
During the weekend last week, she competed in the Bundaberg Age Championships, where she won again.
This weekend will be Ameliija’s first time competing in Canberra.
“So it will be a new experience and a new age level,” she said.
And when she isn’t busy at championships, Ameliija is involved in the National Tennis Academy in Brisbane.
“I also go to the national academy twice a term for a block week,” she said.
Ameliija goes to the academy every six weeks and enjoys every minute of it.
“It’s very good to get down there and see what it is like in Brissy,” she said.
“It’s lot of hard work and it’s really good to learn with the best players from around the state.”
Doing a lot of practical work on her tennis training, Ameliija said it was quite intense.
“I get to do lots of gym work, intense training,” she said.
TROPHY WIN: Ameliija Swaffer-Selff won the 14 years Girls' Singles Head State Age Championship in Rockhampton last weekend.