ANZ Tennis Hot Shot of the Year: Poppy
Eight lucky ANZ Tennis Hot Shots players will be nominated for the highly sought-after the ANZ Tennis Hot Shot of the Year 2017 award. All nominees win an equipment pack and VIP experience at Australian Open 2018, where one finalist will be crowned the winner, receiving $5000, a year of free coaching and a lesson at their club with program ambassador Alicia Molik. Meet the latest nominee:
Poppy, 10, Qld.
School: Woongarra State School
Coach: Murray Whitbread and Kevin Banner
Club: Bundaberg Junior Tennis Association
Where do you play ANZ Tennis Hot Shots and what stage do you currently play?
I play at Rotary Park and I am currently in green ball.
What do you like about playing tennis?
I love tennis because of how social it is and that it’s just about having a go. It’s also a good way to keep fit and healthy while having fun outside!
What is your favourite shot and why?
I really love my forehand because it is the most comfortable to play with and I have recently developed spin on it.
Who do you like playing tennis with?
I like playing tennis with my friends I have made at ANZ Tennis Hot Shots. I also like to play with my family.
Do you have a favourite tennis player?
Eugenie Bouchard and Nick Kyrgios.
Do you have any tennis goals?
I would love to keep improving, move up to yellow ball and enter some tournaments.
What is your favourite tennis memory? Have you attended any tournaments?
My favourite memory is when I entered my first orange ball challenge day.
How does it feel to be nominated for the ANZ Tennis Hot Shot of the Year award?
Amazing, I feel extremely proud and excited to be nominated for this once in a lifetime experience.
What are you looking forward to when you visit the Australian Open?
Everything! One of the biggest things though, is that I will get to play on one of the Aussie Open courts!
To enter the ANZ Tennis Hot Shot of the Year award, registered participants need to say why they would be a deserving winner in 100 words or less. Enter here.