Burgeoning Coffs Coast tennis star Rhys Johnston is through to the Under-18 final of the Sawtell RSL Seaside Open at Sawtell Tennis Club.
Burgeoning Coffs Coast tennis star Rhys Johnston is through to the Under-18 final of the Sawtell RSL Seaside Open at Sawtell Tennis Club.

Tennis stars shine by the seaside

A STRONG contingent of the region's best tennis stars have gone head to head at Sawtell Tennis club for the Sawtell RSL Seaside Open.

With only the finals left to be played, the first three days of the platinum series event has been deemed a complete success by Sawtell Tennis Club coach Eli Baylis.

"It has been really great to see so many players out at Sawtell for the competition," Baylis said.

"Competition has been great so far and with the finals to come on Monday there is still plenty of quality tennis yet to be played.

"Big events such as the seaside open are always really good for local players and it has been enjoyable to see them test themselves against some of the best players in Australia.

The best of the local contingent has been burgeoning star Rhys Johnston who will face off in the Under-18s final on Monday morning.

Monday's main event is set to be the Open Men's final with top seed Nick Lindahl taking on number two seed Gavin Peperzeel while the Women's final will see top seed Azra Hadzic take on number three seed Tyra Calderwood.

Both games will get underway from 9am at Sawtell Tennis club.



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