Only the best players make it to the second week at Melbourne Park.
West Launceston 10-year-old Doug Sheppard carries the honour of being one of those select few after being selected in Tasmania's Super 10s squad for the 2020 Australian Open.
Held alongside the Grand Slam, the Super 10s sees the country's best 10-year-old players do battle on clay and indoor surfaces over five days.
Doug's coach James Bolzonello said his young talent had worked hard for his opportunity.
"It's going to be fantastic experience for Doug," Bolzonello said.
"He's one of the top players in the state and one of the benefits of this is to be able to see where he's at compared to the top 10 year-olds around the country, so that's going to be a great little experience for him.
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"The way this program works is you play for your state but at the same time teams are just randomly selected teams, so you're playing with kids from other states so it's a good experience to build friendships as well."
As part of the trip, Doug is also in the running to meet two of the sport's stars on Rod Laver Arena.
"There's an opportunity for each super 10s kid to be able to flip the coin for each centre-court match," Bolzonello said.
"Over the five days they're going to be there five kids that get to flip the coin - a few years ago we had a Tassie player so who knows, this year it could be Doug flipping to coin for [Roger] Federer."
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A left-hander who looks up to star Spaniard Rafael Nadal, Doug first picked up a tennis racquet as a three-year-old.
Next week will mark his second trip to the Australian Open.
"I've been in 2018," Doug said.
"It was really fun - I saw Roger Federer so I enjoyed watching him.
"He looked way better live than on TV."
SUPER 10S SQUAD
- Rupert Mullins (Hobart), Ethan Clemons (Ulverstone), Douglas Sheppard (Launceston), Banjo Seeger (Hobart), Britta Russell (Wynyard), Sophie Liu (Burnie), Lily Marshall (Burnie)