State titles bound
TWO Coffs Harbour juniors, Morgan Waterhouse and Jessica Polack have been selected in the North Coast 12 years and under team to compete at the NSW State carnival at Singleton from April 25 to 27.
The best juniors in NSW will be competing at this event, both local players are coached by Tony Polack at the Catholic Club tennis courts.
Polack believes that they have reached the stage in their tennis where they can really benefit from the high level of competition that will be at this carnival.
"They are at a level now where if they play well they can compete with anyone at this age in the state.
"Win oe lose they will learn so much about the strengths and weaknesses in their own games.
"We will know exactly what has to be worked on to take them to the next level."
Morgan has been selected as the No 1 boy and Jessica is the No 2 girl so both will be playing the top juniors in all other teams.
Morgan was selected last year in the North Coast PSSA team which competed at Inverell.
That was his first experience of really quality opposition.
He also won 11 years and under events at Taree and Raymond Terrace which showed he was on the improve.
That has continued this year where he has made semi finals in the Lower North Coast Classic round robins playing in the 14 years and under.
Jessica was selected in this team last year as an 11 year old but found it a little over powering.
This year she will cope much better.
Last year she also won the 14 years and under singles at Grafton June-long weekend and was selected as No. 1 in the North coast PSSA team.
From there she was selected in the last nine to try out for the State team and finished as first reserve.
Later last year she teamed with Taylor Moore from Lismore to win the Country Championship 12 years and under girls doubles.
This year Jessica has been competing in the 16 years and under Classic round robins and has made two semi finals.
This selection is a reward for the hard work that both juniors put into their tennis.
After this they will be aware of what competition is ahead of them as they look to play stronger tournaments which carry national points.