Bendigo juniors set to train with top tennis coach

TWENTY-two of Bendigo's most promising young tennis players will travel to Queensland under the watchful eye of coach Stephen Storer. 

The young guns will fly to the Gold Coast's Queens Park Tennis Club during the school holidays. 

This training initiative has become an annual program for Storer and several of his Bendigo Tennis Association players.  

There they will be taught by the club's head coach and director John Birrell. 

Birrell has been coaching for more than 40 years, teaching athletes both in Australia and overseas. 

Each day at the club, the tennis players will spend up to five hours training and developing their skills on the court, as well as undertake off court fitness development, mental training and nutritional sessions. 

The travelling Bendigo tennis squad includes, Tayla Hayton, Polly Barnett, Matilda Walsh, Matilda Freckleton, Brianna Smith, Jacqui Hall, Clayton Scott, Hugh Miller, Fraser Sait, Jordan Hicks, Marcus MacDougall, Jack Armstrong, Harry Everist, Emily Holgate, James Holgate, Jack Cripps, Hannah Martin, Amy Ellis, Emily Ellis, Jeremy Abel, Jordan Andrews and Adelaide Annand.

Young guns, Hicks, Armstrong, Walsh and Barnett have also registered to play in the upcoming Bendigo Bank Winter JT and AMT tournament. 

The Bendigo quartet will be up against some of Victoria's highest ranked tennis players. 

The training program will run between July 6 and 11.

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