Applecross Senior High School tennis program provides five representatives in WA squad


Ellyse Wilson (Year 11), Hayley Burton (Year 10), Maddy Muller-Hughes (Year 11), Tara Gilich (Year 9) and Tsige Lacey (Year 10) are ready to represent WA.
Ellyse Wilson (Year 11), Hayley Burton (Year 10), Maddy Muller-Hughes (Year 11), Tara Gilich (Year 9) and Tsige Lacey (Year 10) are ready to represent WA.

APPLECROSS Senior High School is serving up future tennis stars, with five of their students selected to compete in the School Sport Australia Girls Pizzey Cup Tennis Team.

Eight students create the Western Australian team in the national competition, with five of these team members being from the school.

Specialist Tennis Program co-ordinator Lee Jarvinen said they could not be prouder.

“They work really hard and have a great attitude,” Mr Jarvinen said.

“The proof is in the pudding.”

Students spend four hours a week practising their skills, with their talent leading many to apply for and receive American university scholarships to pursue a career in the sport.

With previous students finding their way to Wimbledon and the Davis Cup, Mr Jarvinen said these achievements were a good role model for the girls.

A number of the girls were inspired to throw themselves into the sport due to their family background, but for the most part, they enjoyed the social aspect of it.

Going into the Pizzey Cup held this year in Albury, New South Wales the group said they were nervous, but eager to better their position from last year.

“We’re pumped,” Year 10 student Tsige Lacey said.