TOURNAMENT SUCCESS: Regional tennis coaches Mitch Garen (left) and Leon Glinster are working together to bolster junior development, through events like last Sunday’s French Open tournament.
TOURNAMENT SUCCESS: Regional tennis coaches Mitch Garen (left) and Leon Glinster are working together to bolster junior development, through events like last Sunday’s French Open tournament. Contributed

United approach to developing more young players

TWO of the region's leading coaches have joined forces to promote the development of junior tennis in the Ipswich and West Brisbane region.

Leon Glinster, from Top Tennis Academy, and Aspire Tennis Australia head coach Mitch Garen have united with a shared goal.

They recently ran two successful junior development events, featuring a "French Open" tournament on the clay courts at Leichhardt.

The tournament included Hot Shot events targeting 5-10 year-old kids starting their match play for the first time.

The coaches also hosted a 12 and under elite junior event/men's singles and doubles series.

Top Tennis Academy and Aspire Tennis Australia are planning future events, which include a club challenge day open to all players, all ages and all ability levels.

Top Tennis Academy will be hosting the Elders Ipswich Junior Championships from June 28-30.

More than 120 players have already entered with hopes of doubling this.

Tournament inquiries on 3281 4700.

 



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