Somerset hosted the first of eight Red Ball Tournament Events on Sunday 16 February, an event that hosts the best Under 8-year-old players on the Gold Coast. We had just under 30 entries for this year’s event which made it an amazing day full of some high-quality tennis played by everyone.
Out of 28 entries, Somerset had 11 players enter, which was the highest out of any other club who participated in this event. Already that was an amazing achievement for Somerset.
In the Boys draw, we had four boys make the top 10. These players were Elijah Hadikusumo, Paxton Stewart, Zhander Griffiths and Kush Veeramachaneni. Paxton Stewart, being one of the youngest to compete in the event for the boy’s division, was able to win the tournament. This is Paxton’s third Red Ball tournament he has won. An amazing accomplishment for him to be proud of.
We also had some amazing results in the girl’s section with Matilda Thompson placing fourth. This is one of our best results so far in the Girls section of the draw. Once again, an amazing accomplishment.
We would like to thank all of the parents who were able to make this event possible, and also our student helpers in the Senior School who assisted in umpiring, and setting up the event in order to make it an amazing day for not only the players, but also the parents.