ACE LINE-UP: Tennis Australia coach Scott Rawlins encourages Ipswich Perrett Shield players at the recent training day at Brassall.
ACE LINE-UP: Tennis Australia coach Scott Rawlins encourages Ipswich Perrett Shield players at the recent training day at Brassall. Claudia Baxter

Perrett Shield competition to showcase Ipswich talent

IPSWICH'S next generation of talented tennis players can show their skills and gain valuable experience in this weekend's annual Perrett Shield competition.

A junior team from around the region has been chosen to represent Ipswich in Toowoomba on Sunday.

"It's a good side,'' Tennis Ipswich president David Glinster said.

"Last year, we had a very strong under-11 side and they basically won it for us.

"The middle aged boys and girls teams are strong. We expect to win.''

The Perrett Shield is Ipswich's major junior representative opportunity each year.

"It's helpful,'' Glinster said, keen to develop more junior talent in the region and create a better pathway for players.

"We've started a little junior program for the little kids. Now we want to reward our better players.''

A training day for Perrett Shield players was recently held at Brassall, involving Tennis Australia coach Scott Rawlins.

The teams are named on page 31.

In other news, the Tennis Ipswich AGM has been rescheduled to October 12.

Glinster intends running again for president.

He welcomed other regional tennis people keen to join the committee.



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