Thanks to everyone who helped make Gavin's going away a memorable experience! Gavin has taken up a great scholarship offer in the U.S., and we wish him all the very best and want him to know that he will be greatly missed!
As we say goodbye to the Gold Coast, Daniel, Casey and Talia all return to Perth on the 20th having gained ITF junior world rankings in what has been an outstanding tour in QLD. All three scored multiple impressive wins along the way (and a little bit of beach time as well). Well done all three for a significant achievement! At home the Brixton Team put in a very solid performance over the 3 partially incomplete holiday tournaments and recorded multiple improved results that included 5 singles semis, 10 singles quarters, 3 doubles wins/or finals, 2 x 12s conso wins (by 10 year olds), and multiple conso finals, semis and quarters. Great job team and we are looking forward to working on what w
In the first ITF event in QLD: Daniel won three rounds of qualifying (beating two seeded players along the way) and his first round main draw match to make the round of 16. Casey also qualified (beat the number 2 seed in qualies) but lost a hard fought first round match. Casey won two close doubles matches with Talia and made the quarters. Talia received a main draw wildcard and won two great matches against older and higher ranked opponents. She lost to the number 1 seed in the quarters, and made the quarters in doubles with Casey as well. All three will collect some ITF ranking points for their efforts - and were rewarded the next morning with a sunrise, two-hour practice session with thei
Daniel, Casey and Talia are on the road with Tate in Queensland playing the Rod Laver Gold OJT, the Rod Laver ITF Junior, and the Gold Coast ITF Junior. The girls have already had an outstanding result in the 18 and under singles of the Rod Laver Gold OJT with Talia and Casey making the final against eachother - with Talia prevailing 7-6 6-1 in a well-spirited final! Talia had two other good wins en route to the final - beating the number one seed Danielle Morris in her first match 6-4 6-4, and and the current 14s national champion Taylah Lawless 7-5 6-1 in her third match. We congratulate the girls on an excellent performance! (They earned an ice-cream for this one.) Daniel made the doubles
Most of the Brixtonators over the past 6 months have been working on their aerobic conditioning with some very positive results: Daniel, Gavin and Tarik can all run 7kms in less than 28 minutes. Crystal, Casey, Dylan and Rijad can run 6kms in 30 minutes or less. Talia can run 6kms in less than 25 minutes. Gayle and Jaun can run 3kms in less than 15 minutes. A number of the younger Brixtonators are training towards running 3kms in less 15 minutes. Good aerobic conditioning is one of the key aspects of being a winning tennis player. Very well done to those who have taken this aspect of hard work seriously and have raised their fitness levels and results accordingly. Keep it going!