Young spiker in fast lane

Tyana Johnson (15,) practises her serve on City beach. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d413103
Tyana Johnson (15,) practises her serve on City beach. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d413103

Mum Lee Lawrence said Tyana (16) was diagnosed with ADHD last year, which included a learning disability.

‘This makes it difficult sometimes to understand the drills or plays, but she was so determined to play and represent WA that she worked through and made her dream come true,’ the proud mum said.

The Attadale student began playing netball at an early age but made the change to beach volleyball in 2012 and has made incredible progress by representing WA at the Australian Junior Volleyball Championships in January 2013 in under-17 women with her sister Jardena (17).

Tyana also made the under 17 women gold indoor team that played at nationals in Canberra in July 2013.

Last November Tyana and her partner Biancka Morton won gold at the WA State Junior Championships.