ANZ Tennis Hot Shot of the Year nominee: Claire

Eight lucky participants will be selected as nominees for the ANZ Tennis Hot Shot of the Year award in 2018.

All nominees receive an equipment pack and a VIP experience at Australian Open 2019, as well as being in the running for the major prize that includes a lesson with ANZ Tennis Hot Shots ambassador Alicia Molik.

> Find out more about the ANZ Tennis Hot Shot of the Year competition

Meet Claire, one of the 2018 nominees…

Claire, McLaren Vale, nominee

Claire, 8, SA

Coach: Adam Fonfe

Club: McLaren Vale, South Australia

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

McLaren Vale and Tatachilla College has undercover courts for in winter. I’m playing Orange ball.

What do you like about playing tennis?

Getting out there and having fun.

What is your favourite shot and why?

Serve, because we can get the game started.

Who do you like playing tennis with?

Mum, Dad, my friend Riley and my coach Adam.

Do you have a favourite tennis player?

Yes. Roger Federer and Daria Gavrilova.

> Enter the ANZ Tennis Hot Shot of the Year competition

Do you have any tennis goals?

When I’m older I want to be a professional tennis player.

What is your favourite tennis memory? 

When my school teacher came to watch me at ANZ Tennis Hot Shots, then organised with my coach to come to school later in the term. All my classmates got to see how much fun tennis is.

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

I am very excited and feel so lucky to be chosen.

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

To see my favourite tennis players and play at Rod Laver Arena.

> See who else is nominated for the 2018 ANZ Tennis Hot Shot of the Year award