Tennis: Maddington teen has world at her feet and a crystal-clear vision

Tennis: Maddington teen has world at her feet and a crystal-clear vision

MADDINGTON’S Crystal Mildwaters is continuing to do big things in tennis at just 15 years of age.

She took out the 28th Andrada Cup in the under-16s and 18s divisions last month, as well as the Philippine National Championship in Manilla.

Crystal, who has already received sponsorship from Head who provide her with racquets and bags, claimed the Australian Under-14 girls National Grasscourt championships in Adelaide in April last year.

She is putting all her energy into tennis and has enrolled in Schools of Isolated and Distance Education to help her aims of becoming a professional player.

She said she enjoys playing tennis all the time.

“I do my work at home and then come here and plays tennis,” she said.

Crystal has been training with John and Tate Roberts from Brixton Tennis, who train at Memorial Park tennis courts in Martin, since the age of nine.

She said the key to her current, and continued, success was a lot of training.

“I come to training every day and work with Tate,” she said.

“I’m pretty good mentally.”

She said it was her dream to become a pro and play in a Grand Slam.

To achieve this she must play more pro tour events and defeat pro players.

Her coach said Crystal had been good student from the beginning.

“She always listened to instructions and applied them very well and did consistent training,” he said.

“We’ll need a five-to-seven year plan to get to that level of playing a Grand Slam.”