Pre­mier’s past as ten­nis ball boy

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

COTTES­LOE Ten­nis Club boasts sev­eral high pro­file mem­bers such as Pre­mier Colin Bar­nett, Ali­cia Mo­lik and Mar­garet Court.

But while the lat­ter be­came grand slam play­ers, Mr Bar­nett says he peaked at be­com­ing a ball kid.

“I spent a lot of time on the court as a kid and should be a bet­ter player than I am,” he said.

“I used to tell my dad ‘Wim­ble­don, here I come’.

“I was a ball boy at Kings Park (for the Davis Cup).”

Mr Bar­nett was a guest at the Cottes­loe Ten­nis Club Pres­i­dent’s Break­fast, rub­bing shoul­ders with play­ers in­clud­ing Ar­gen­tinean Lito Al­varez, who now lives in Perth, and Mo­lik, who was flanked by her hus­band Tim Sul­li­van and sec­ond baby son.

Noah Brown toss­ing the coin.

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