ANA Prso is just 11, so there’s no point in loading her up with extravagant praise.
No point in loading up her up with extravagant expectations either.
The tennis player is getting the praise anyway, and the expectations are there.
Her coach Stevan Arsic is her biggest booster but said his pupil was so dedicated, she was unlikely to be swayed by either praise or expectation.
‘‘She is looking to become the No.1 Australian in her age group and continue on, and see how far she gets at the professional level,’’ Arsic said.
‘‘She’s beaten all the best in her age group convincingly.
‘‘She’s got the motivation and is doing everything right.
‘‘The next few years should tell [whether she’ll go on to big things].’’
What are the expectations based on?
Well, she’s already won the Richmond junior Open for under-12s, and the Newcastle junior Open U/12s.
That’s quick progress for someone who turned up for a holiday camp at Arsic’s iPlay Tennis Academy at Kellyville three years ago.
Castle Hill’s Prso hadn’t played before but Arsic said he spotted a natural as soon as she hit her first ball over the net.
It was that obvious.
Now she needs no motivating to practise up to six days a week.
Dare it be said: Prso’s a young pro.