Aidan Brighouse goes hard on his first serve.
Aidan Brighouse goes hard on his first serve. Callum Dick

JDS serves up quality tennis

IF THE performance of our young players in the Junior Development Series is any indication, the future of South Burnett tennis is very bright.

As part of the Sunshine Coast JDS, Kingaroy hosted the second meeting of the season at the weekend,.

Jake Sullivan improved on his performance in Caloundra earlier this month to finish third in the singles and runner-up in doubles, and moving him to fourth in the under-15 boys player standings in the process.

In the under-13 boys, Zac Hay and Dylan Provan impressed on their way to third, while the rest of the South Burnett contingent showed they had no qualms serving it up to their Sunshine Coast rivals.

"This has been the best result our local kids have had in 18 months, which is excellent,” competition coordinator Brad Boynton said.

"It takes time to find your feet in any competition and understand where you're at in the pecking order, and the more experience these kids have under their belt the better they'll be for it.”

Despite their successes, the players are already chomping at the bit to hit the court again this weekend when the JDS continues at Mooloolaba Tennis Club.

"We were back to training the day after the event finished, and the boys had written down the specific things they want to work on,” Boynton said.

"They're settling into the process, learning how to win matches and how to progress through a draw. It's really good to see.”

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