Noranda: junior tennis players celebrate Hopman Cup’s 30th anniversary


Niamh Brien, Curt Daquioag, Jevon Celestin, Tiannah McLeod, Mihaela Stojkoska, Aidan Priest and Hoppy the Quokka with the Mastercard Hopman Cup Trophy.
Niamh Brien, Curt Daquioag, Jevon Celestin, Tiannah McLeod, Mihaela Stojkoska, Aidan Priest and Hoppy the Quokka with the Mastercard Hopman Cup Trophy.

MORE than 300 aspiring junior tennis players celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Hopman Cup in Noranda last week.

Year 5 and 6 students from 13 Perth schools took part in the Catholic Primary School Sporting Association Red Ball Gala as part of the Hopman Cup’s 30 schools in 30 days tour.

The event featured a series of mixed doubles matches.

It was the largest Red Ball Gala played in WA.

Players met the Hopman Cup’s new mascot Hoppy and checked out the trophy up close. Tennis West schools co-ordinator Jason Marrable said he was excited with the event.

“This competition provides the perfect opportunity for students who participate in the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots program to put their newly acquired skills to the test in a fun and supportive environment,” he said.

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