ANZ Tennis Hot Shot of the Year nominee: Sam
Sam, 9, VIC
School: St Luke’s Primary School, Wantirna
Coach: Mike Allder
Club: Wantirna Tennis Club, Troy & Mike Tennis
Where do you play ANZ Tennis Hot Shots and what stage do you currently play?
I play ANZ Tennis Hot Shots every Monday after school and I’m in Green stage.
What do you like about playing tennis?
I like playing with my friends and having rallies.
What is your favourite shot and why?
My double-handed backhand down the line shot is my favourite because usually it’s a winner!
Who do you like playing tennis with?
My ANZ Tennis Hot Shots friends Brock, Matthius, Dylan, Leo, Emmanuel, Shaurya and Ben because we always have fun together!
Do you have a favourite tennis player?
Milos Raonic for his awesome serve and Gael Monfils because I love how high he jumps!
Do you have any tennis goals?
To be the best player I can be and to win a trophy one day!
What is your favourite tennis memory?
Playing in my first Grand Final this year for JDC (Junior Development Competition) and winning with my teammates Brock, Matthius and Jackson. We beat the top team and it was awesome!
How does it feel to be nominated for the ANZ Tennis Hot Shot of the Year award?
I feel really excited! I can’t believe I got picked.
What are you looking forward to when you visit the Australian Open in 2018?
I can’t wait to come to the Australian Open and play on Rod Laver Arena where all the best players in the world play!