Hills District Tennis finals day

Hills District Tennis Association held its junior finals day on March 15 at Caterson Tennis Centre.

The day also featured special visits from former member and Australian Open player Jordan Thompson and The Hills mayor Dr Michelle Byrne awarded Christopher Salter the club’s Most Improved Player for the Year award.  

The Most Improved Girl award was presented to Tiana Perry.

Thompson was only 19 when he won the qualifying event of the 2014 Australian Open to play in the first round of the main draw.  

He played a great match going down to the wire in the fifth set and gained great experience. 

He also went to France as part of the Australian Davis Cup team last month. 

President Tricia Sanford said the children were impressed to see how their development in the Hills District Junior Tennis competition can take them into the wider world of tennis stardom.  

Neil Smith the head coach at Caterson Tennis Centre also attended. He just received the Newcombe Medal for Club coaching excellence in Australia.  

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