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Junior tennis players impress

Wednesday, 20th April, 2011

DEVELOPING: Junior tennis player and Far West Academy of Sport member Danielle King has just returned from the ClubsNSW Academy Games in Armidale. DEVELOPING: Junior tennis player and Far West Academy of Sport member Danielle King has just returned from the ClubsNSW Academy Games in Armidale.

Junior tennis players Danielle King and Corey Pascoe have taken another step in their development after attending a training camp recently.

The Far West Academy of Sport (FWAS) members joined 10 other junior members in Warren for the intensive two-day training camp on April 9-10.

FWAS head coach Ken Wray, who oversaw the training camp, said he was extremely pleased with the standard of players chosen for the 2011 program.

"The 2011 squad is exceptional and would rival any we have had," he said. 

"It keeps amazing me how much stronger the FWAS squad is getting each year.

"The players really impressed me throughout the two days and put in a lot of effort even though the conditions were quite tough and warm."

The camp also acted as preparation for the nine members who travelled on to Armidale for the ClubsNSW Academy Games held on April 15-17.

Danielle competed in the Games which are an Australian Ranking tournament.

Wray said he was happy with the performance of the squad which came up against some tough competition in the tournament.

He said that while none of the FWAS players progressed into the second round the players all performed well, taking several games off their opponents.

"The standard of the games is very high, especially as it is an Australian Ranking tournament." 

The Games attracted 700 athletes from across the State's 11 regional academies of sport in seven sports - tennis, netball, bowls, golf, basketball, hockey and rugby union.

The tennis squad will come together for a training day in May and June before they take part in their first tournament in Tottenham during July.

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