SERPENTINE Jarrahdale tennis player Matthew De Groot is looking forward to representing Western Australia at the Pizzey Cup.
The 17 year-old will represent the state at School Sports Australia’s National Championship for Tennis after a strong showing at the selection tournament.
De Groot will form part of a 16-person Western Australian under-18 squad, which travelled to Victoria to compete last week.
The Jarrahdale Grammar School student said he was confident of a good showing and hoped he could help the WA team secure the trophy.
“I want to perform at my best and play to my best for the state; I’ve been playing good tennis lately and think I can perform well (in Victoria),” he said.
Despite being a big Roger Federer fan, De Groot said he had developed his own unique game over the years.
“I’m more of a baseliner, but I’m also big server; I rely on it a lot,” he said.