Keddie confident of cup success

Hale School tennis captain Luke Keddie is confident off a strong showing in the Pizzey Cup tournament. Picture: Dominique Menegaldo www.communitypix.com.au d399746
Hale School tennis captain Luke Keddie is confident off a strong showing in the Pizzey Cup tournament. Picture: Dominique Menegaldo www.communitypix.com.au d399746

The Hale School tennis captain first represented WA in the Bruce Cup, the 12 years-and-under School Sport Australia competition, with the WA boys finishing third.

‘Back then, the WA team managed to place third so I am very keen and excited to be heading to Adelaide to see if we can better that result,’ he said.

The tournament is an interstate schools competition played on a round robin basis, and is sponsored by Tennis Australia under the SSA program.

Teams from each state comprise eight boys and eight girls, in singles, doubles and mixed doubles competition.

Keddie, (16), said he was feeling confident about his prospects and that his form was strong.

‘I’m feeling very confident. I want to win individually but I want the whole team to end on top against the other states,’ Keddie said.

Keddie said he would play to his strengths ” his forehand and serve ” to give himself every chance of success.

‘I love playing baseline and rallying. I’m very confident that if that happens I’ll win the majority.’

Keddie started playing tennis as a six year old and along with his commitments as the Hale tennis captain, also plays for the UWA tennis club.

This year’s Jack Pizzey Cup is in Adelaide and runs until May 12