ANZ Tennis Hot Shot of the Year nominee: Ryder

ANZ Tennis Hot Shot of the Year nominee Ryder

Ryder, 8, SA

School: Fulham North Primary School

Coach: David Grainger

Club: Henley South Tennis Club

Where do you play ANZ Tennis Hot Shots and what stage do you currently play?

I play ANZ Tennis Hot Shots at the Henley South Tennis Club and play Red Ball.

What do you like about playing tennis?

I like playing fun games with my coach Dave and meeting new friends.

What is your favourite shot and why?

I like to serve cause you can put lots of power on the hit.

Who do you like playing tennis with?

I like to play tennis with my mum, dad and sister at the school courts.

Do you have a favourite tennis player?

I like Novak Djokovic and I like Lleyton Hewitt because he is from Adelaide.

Do you have any tennis goals?

I would like to play a game on a big court.

What is your favourite tennis memory? 

When I got my first tennis racquet and the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots t-shirt.

How does it feel to be nominated for the ANZ Tennis Hot Shot of the Year award?

I am so excited.

What are you looking forward to when you visit the Australian Open in 2018?

To play tennis on the big arena and watch the tennis stars play in real life.