The next generation of tennis talents have continued their progression under some of the North’s most respected coaches in the Super 10s tennis competition.
Pitting four teams of four under-10 players against each other, the competition saw seeded singles and doubles matches take place over a series of rounds in Launceston.
Each team was named after and mentored by a prominent Northern tennis coach, with Team Carswell and Team MacPherson playing for first spot and Team Byrne and Team Hiskins battling out the third-place decider.
Mat Carswell’s quartet of Oliver Carswell, Lucas Heathcote, William Carswell and Virgil Quiapo eventually emerged victorious.
“We try not to tell the kids the results from week to week because it’s more about their developmental journey than the win,” Carswell said.
“Super 10s is great because it gives us coaches a chance to be out on the court with athletes and help them throughout the course of their matches.
“In normal tournaments we don’t get to say much to players, so this is similar to Davis Cup or Fed Cup format where you’ve got a mentor on coach helping you right throughout.
“In my opinion it’s one of the best developmental programs up and running.”