Every January the sport of tennis is all over every news outlet in Australia due to the Australian Open season. Throughout this month we hear about the so called `future of Australian Tennis` and the Australian public gets its first glimpse of who could hopefully be the next Lleyton Hewitt or Pat Rafter.
However, for the rest of the year we, the public, hear very little about these players who looked like they broke out during the Australian summer. The point of this blog is to keep you updated on what is happening in the careers of the younger brigade of Australian players, as well as keeping you updated on who is doing well in the lesser known challenger events and trying to break through into the main tour in the coming years.
Of course, when the Grand Slams come around, we will be covering what Aussie hopes there are at the upcoming Grand Slam (assuming there is one) and we will be previewing the Australian players round 1 match-ups, as well as potential matches in the later rounds.
As a self-confessed tennis tragic, I’ve always wanted to write about tennis since I realised I wasn’t quite good enough at the sport to make a living out of it. I’ve been playing tennis since the age of 4 and have been making enough of a living over the past few years as a tennis coach at Royal Park Tennis Club, 10 minutes from the Melbourne CBD.
After completing my Sport Journalism degree at La Trobe University in Melbourne, I hope to make a career out of writing about tennis and I plan to use this blog as the start of my writing career.