New comp provides needed match play for Gippsland's tennis elite
Twelve of the region’s best young tennis players are competing in an elite competition hosted at the Traralgon Tennis Association.
Four of them are locals who should be attending United States colleges right now, were it not for Covid-19 travel restrictions. Instead they are studying online while maintaining their tennis training at home. The problem however is that there are virtually no tournaments to compete in, robbing them of valuable match play experience.
Head coach at Traralgon, Graham ‘Woofa’ Charlton, came up with a solution: an elite level tournament that keeps the college boys well tuned, while providing an opportunity of advancement for other young up-and-comers. And all within Tennis Victoria’s Covid safety requirements.