RIGHT: Brother and sister Quincy and Asia Khan played each other in the final of the Tennis Australia Ballina 9s tournament.
RIGHT: Brother and sister Quincy and Asia Khan played each other in the final of the Tennis Australia Ballina 9s tournament.

Brother and sister take out first and second in tennis comp

A BROTHER and sister act walked away with first and second place in the Tennis Australia Ballina 9s tournament on Sunday

As competitors aged nine and under played their way through this one off event, it was Lismore player Asia Kahn who won all her matches, beating younger brother Quincy in the final as a full grandstand watched on at Ballina Tennis Club.

The event is part of a coaching course which is allowing eight coaches from all around the North East region to become Tennis Australia Qualified.

As part of their course the coaches had to run a tournament for under-9 players on 'Orange' courts - a modified version of the game which is now becoming the standard way in which young children learn the game globally.

Players came from Ballina, Byron Bay, Lismore and Maclean after being nominated by local coaches.

Coach and talent co-ordinator for Tennis Australia Tim Hill was thrilled with the event.

"It was great to see the courts full of children enjoying the game," Hill said.

"The coaches all created a great atmosphere where players could compete whilst having fun.

"Many thanks to Ballina Tennis Club for allowing us to use the facilities".

The coaching course continues next month with Tennis Australia running a high performance training camp for the region's best players.


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