Ju­niors pre­par­ing for Proser­pine tour­na­ment

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

WHIT­SUN­DAY TEN­NIS

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.

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