Time to enter Coffs Open


THE Diabetes Australia Coffs Harbour Open will be held on September 16 and 17. Entries are now ready and can be received by emailing coffs_tennis@hot.net.au or calling 6651 1615.

Entries can also be downloaded from www.coffstennis.com.

All money raised is donated to Diabetes Australia. Last year $1050 was raised and this year it is hoped that figure can be beaten.

The Coffs Harbour Open has events for all standards and ages from 12's to Vets for over 40's.

There are also social events for people who would like to just have a fun hit.

Even those who don't play tennis at all are invited to come down and help raise money. There will be a live band, jumping castle and lots of prizes to be won. Donations of money or prizes for the raffle are welcome. Diabetes is Australia's fastest growing disease which will affect one in five people during their lives and half of the people who have it don't know.

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Jackson on fire: Andrew Jackson continues to show his potential and more importantly he is starting to realise what he is capable of and his confidence is growing.

At the elite level tennis is 90 per cent mental and a good technical game is nothing without the mind.

For some time now Andrew has had a booming serve and other weapons capable of hurting any opponent, however the tactical side of his game and his confidence needed some work.

At the Country Championships at Forster, Andrew learnt how to play matches properly and now the lessons have paid dividends at the Sawtell Seaside with Andrew making the semi-finals of the 16 and unders despite only being 15 and still having another year in the same age group. In the quarter finals, Andrew defeated Scott Gunning of Sydney who was the number three seed in the event and ranked much higher than Andrew 9-5.

Having now reached the top level regionally, it is now time to step it up and start playing more state level events.

This is a totally different league which will require just as much off court work as on with special footwork, fitness and tactical training.

The program will be similar to that which has taken Tiebreak Tennis juniors into and beyond top five in the Australian Junior Rankings.

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Bryce still rising: An example of the success of the Tiebreak Tennis program is Bryce Cunningham.

Bryce was put on an individual program in February while ranked 792 in Australia.

Current rankings have not yet been released but recent results in Sydney should see Bryce knocking on the door of the top 300.

Bryce has been accepted to train with the High Performance Academy in Sydney with Wally Masur and he will then go down to Melbourne to train with the High Performance Academy at Melbourne Park.

Bryce has also been coaching the clubs juniors and gained his coaching qualification along with Matt Wray earlier in the year. Its great to see two young coaches doing such a good job preparing the next generation of Coffs Harbour players. n n n

Training available: There are only a few vacancies available for keen players to train with Tiebreak Tennis.

Players have the option of training with Danny Sousa, former world top 75 player Jenny Dimond, Matt Wray or Bryce Cunningham.

A personalised program can be put together for you to ensure you have the best chance of achieving your goals. All coaches are qualified and will improve your game no matter what level or age you are.

Players from 3 years and up can learn tennis with the latest methods available from around the world. Starting from Gross Motor Skills classes for co ordination and ballance to Elite High Performance Training Squads.

Extensive research and development have made the Tiebreak Tennis program 'world class'.

Having produced top ranked juniors in Australia, the program has now expanded to take players into the world rankings should this be their goal.

However making the world rankings is very hard work and not everyone wants to do that so Tiebreak Tennis also has programs to help social players of all ages and standards improve and enjoy their game as much as possible.

So if you want to beat Roger Federer of Roger down the street call Tibreak Tennis on 6651 1615.

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