I attended the local South Canterbury Closed Junior champs today ,what better way to spend a Sunday watching the battles unfold in each age group!The Deeley Bro's Tom,Jack and Ben pictured above took out their respective age groups this is a unique feat for tennis with three age group winners coming from the one family.What I like about all three boy's is the no nonsense approach no antics, no racket throwing and no head dropping just compete to win but fairly.Tom is a pleasure to coach and I always know Tom's going to give his best win or lose he will be there till the end, hes the type of guy if you were in war , you want this guy in the trenches next to you! Tom beat Henry Craib not allowing his opponent a game in the final. Jack is a little quieter he just goes about his way with out too much fuss. He has a good head on his shoulder and his variety of play proved the difference in his win over Oscar Acland today in the final.Ben's win was over Harrison Darling one of the best if not the best match for the day.Both boy's court coverage and retrieving was a feature of the play. Ben kept his play consistent and mentally had the edge when it mattered most.Anna Cochrane also took out the 12 girls singles in a strong display.Watch out for the full report in the media of this tournament.
Not going unnoticed was the typical circus of displays one player throwing a muesli bar at their parent after a loss, another telling their parents on the sideline to shut up and the usual parent coaching from the grandstand.Just another usual day at a tennis tournament.! I know I would not of lasted the day at a tournament had I performed like this. Oh bring back the days where we had discipline and players had respect.
Well back to the main Topic well done bro's I am sure your parents are proud of you and its great as a coach to have some great ambassadors of the sport under my wing!
Yesterday I mentioned re the top ATP singles players partnering each other in the doubles at Indian Wells , Not a great result for the doubles specialists with Wawrinka and Federer defeating No 2 seeds Mirnyi and Nestor 6-1 6-2