Micayla’s an ace on the court
Youngster set for state contest
WHEN Micayla Bourne’s parents first signed her up for tennis training, they did not expect her to win the first tournament she played in.
While she has been training with Nepean District Tennis Association since 2012, the Emerton nine-yearold only started competing this year.
She served up some golden shots during the under-10 Girls Junior Development Series, which incorporates 10 tournaments played by at least 12 girls.
After scoring the most points at the end of the series in August, Micayla was declared the winner and travelled to Bathurst for the Champion of Champions tournament.
She was undefeated in the tournament, and is now training every Saturday, from 6am, in preparation for the state final next month.
Micayla said she was looking forward to the state competition.
“I’m really excited. I think I’ll be close to winning. There’s a lot of different regions going so it’s going to be a lot harder, but that’s OK. You need a challenge every
It’s going to be a lot harder, but that’s OK. You need a challenge every once in a while. Micayla Bourne
once in a while,” Micayla said.
Her mother, Josephine Faatoafe, said she did not expect her daughter to find success so quickly.
“We just thought it would be good for her to build up a skill set; we did not anticipate that she would take to it as well as she did,” Ms Faatoafe said.
Micayla Bourne puts her skills into action at the Nepean District Tennis courts.