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Tuesday January 2 2018


Reece eyes up another national title „„ By Andrew King BURWOOD PARK’S Reece Falck will be looking to bring home another national tennis title when he competes in Auckland on Saturday. Fifteen-year-old Reece, who was crowned national 14 and under champion last year, will compete in the national junior team’s event in the 16 and under section and in the 16 and under singles and doubles tournament. He said he is excited to get stuck in at the tournament and feels he has a good opportunity to take another national title. “I am feeling pretty confident. I am hitting the ball pretty well,” he said. Reece returned from Auckland last week where he attended a three-day training camp working on technique and fitness. The Shirley Boys’ High School student is coached by his father Andrew, who is the head coach at the Burwood Park club. He will also compete in the doubles with fellow Cantabrian Jamie Garbett, 16, and in the national junior team’s event and said the team has good depth and should be in with a chance to win a title. Canterbury is sending three teams to the event. The 16 and under team, who will compete in Auckland from


CONFIDENT: Fifteen-year-old Reece Falck is looking to add to his 14 and under national title he won last year, when he competes in the 16 and under nationals in January.

January 11-14, is made up of Reece Falck, Jamie Garbett, William Schneideman, Liam Adams, Annabel Coates, Monique Hore and Tessa McCann. The 14 and under and 12 and under teams will compete at

Wilding Park, Christchurch, from January 17-20. The 14 and under team includes Abby Mason, Jenner Johnson, Charlie Morrison, Jordan Edwards, Nant Prachuabmoh, Farrah Richards, Taylah Holdem and

Jade Feneon. The 12 and under team features Liam Barrett, Duncan McCall, Ethan Cooke, Wonjeong Kim, Harry Pugh, Ruby Young, Tatum Falck and Lily Parkinson.

DEPTH: Canterbury women’s open winner Tessa McCann will compete in the 16 and under national junior team event. PHOTO: PATRICK ROSE

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