The combined BRTA/MDJTA team competed in the Frank Sedgman Cup in Bairnsdale earlier this year. Thanks to Matt Garnham coach at Elsternwick Park Tennis Centre who trained the team prior to departure and travelled with them as team manager for the weekend at the event. A highlight for the children was the opportunity to meet Frank Sedgman and Tennis Australia President Jane Hrdlicka. One child asked Mr Sedgman “did you ever win a Grand Slam”. The response was “only 22 – Roger is still chasing me”
The team was:
Patrick Flood (Beaumaris Lawn Tennis Club)
Joshua Gaudin (Grace Park Tennis Club)
Eirene Nimorakiotakis (Beaumaris Lawn Tennis Club)
Savannah James (Wattle Tennis Club)
The BRTA is working in conjunction with Jorge Cardoso (Murrumbeena Tennis Club and former hitting partner of Roger Federer) to organise a junior development tour to Marbella, Spain in September/October 2019 (school holidays). Daily clay court training, yoga, physical training, sightseeing and the famous Mediterranean lifestyle and culture will feature heavily in the program. This opportunity is open to all Bayside players.
To ensure a suitable training environment a playing test maybe required. Please contact Jorge on 0413 807 112 for more information.