Juniors preparing for Proserpine tournament
A NUMBER of Whitsunday juniors have been out training in preparation for the junior development series in Proserpine this weekend.
Several families were hiring the courts on Saturday morning and Sunday for some fun times together.
Coaching is in full swing and junior social fixtures commence this Monday, July 15 following a break over the school holidays.
Adult social tennis had players out in action on Tuesday afternoon and evening Thursday evening and Saturday afternoon.
Coaches Jenny and Jamie Kirkman had the exciting opportunity to meet Rohan Goetzke, a home grown Aussie and former coach of Richard Krajicek and the Dutch Davis Cup team during their recent trip to the United States.
He is now the director of tennis at renowned tennis academy IMG.
Jamie Kirkman said that it was inspiring to meet and talk to Rohan, especially as he started his tennis career in Australia.
“He and has gone on to establish himself firstly as a player, then an elite coach and now the director of one of the biggest tennis academies in the world,” he said.
For more information on membership, social and cardio tennis or coaching contact Jenny Kirkman on 0418 866 808.
SENIOR GRADINGS: Nick Marsionis, Pete Sheehy, Helen Sheehy, Tenae Stockwell, Sheridan Faletti, Kylie Smith, Ayeesha Hodges and (front) AJ Shoesmith at Whitsunday Taekwondo's recent senior grading.