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.