Tennis champion has big dreams for future

Charleen Tiwari is in Adelaide to play in the School Sport Australia National Tennis Championships.
Charleen Tiwari is in Adelaide to play in the School Sport Australia National Tennis Championships.

Tiwari has joined 15 other hopefuls competing for WA at the School Sport Australia National Tennis Championships and said she was a confident of a good result.

‘We have a good team this year, so we hope to finish in the top two,’ she said.’If things fall our way we might even win it and that would be a great achievement for WA schools and me personally, too.’

The 16-year-old, who was introduced to the game seven years ago and trains in Bull Creek, has played at various levels nationally and internationally, tackling both the Australian Junior Tour and the International Tennis Federation’s Junior Tour.

She has also trained at Barcelona’s Bruguera Tennis Academy and in the US under Lynne Rolley who previously trained Lindsay Davenport and Jennifer Capriati. ‘I was an enthusiastic sportswoman from a very early age. Sport comes naturally to me,’ the Success resident said.

Tiwari said she hoped setting short and long-term goals would enable her to push into a successful career.

‘I want to win an AMT tournament in 2013 and improve my ITF ranking by getting good results in junior tournaments in Brisbane, Thailand and New Zealand later this year,’ she said.

‘I want to improve my tennis skills and performances to enable me to get a tennis scholarship for college tennis in the USA. This way I can play tennis at a very high level and also receive a top-class education in the USA.’