The 2013 Sunraysia Tennis athletes have wrapped up their first year of this modern, progressive program and taken a major step up in their development as highly competitive players throughout Victoria and Australia.
Doug Hill, Tennis Victoriaâ€™s Regional State Coach said â€śhe was absolutely delighted with the results, energy, determination and attitude of all the players over this year and with the players lined up for 2014, he is very excited at the advanced progress they will make second year roundâ€ť.
Together with on-court training, athletes have received the sometimes overlooked skills of diet & nutrition, psychology, timetabling (diaries), fitness, flexibility, agility and commitment. All to make up an elite athlete.
In summary, Sunraysiaâ€™s best have accumulated some outstanding performances
AMT & Junior Tour Events â€“ Winner x 3 times; Runner up x 4 times; Semi-finalist x 6 times; Q/finalist x 6 times and a 5th place in the State Teams Challenge. These results have been shared by 10 of the 16 players and one of the athletes being part of Tennis Victoriaâ€™s Player Support Program (top 10 in their age group)
The SAS Tennis program is a holistic approach with parents and private coaches involved in the development and pathway direction.
Head coach Doug Hill thanked the Victorian State Government, Tennis Victoria, Mildura Lawn Tennis Club and local businessâ€™s for the generous sponsorship of this significant tennis program and gratefully acknowledges the encouragement and contribution of the playerâ€™s parents, private coaches and their peers.