Team WA victorious at National Indigenous Tennis Carnival

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(Left to right) Sebastian Savarese, Andrew Dickie, Angel Dickie, Lesley Snowball and Jackson Phillips. Photo: Tennis Australia and Getty Images.
495653pa (Left to right) Sebastian Savarese, Andrew Dickie, Angel Dickie, Lesley Snowball and Jackson Phillips. Photo: Tennis Australia and Getty Images.

ST HILDA’S Anglican School for Girls student Lesley Snowball was one of ten Team WA tennis players who came home victorious after a third place win at the State vs State Ash Barty Cup.

Mosman Park resident Miss Snowball and her fellow team members travelled to Darwin to compete in National Indigenous Tennis Carnival (NITC) Fast4 Green Ball teams competition.

“I was very nervous but excited – my team overall were the youngest,” she said.

“It was a short time with small groups but we bonded rather quickly.

“I only play tennis for fun but I didn’t expect to play on a competitive level and I pushed myself to win most of my games with my partner.”

Tennis West chief executive Michael Roberts said the NTIC was a great initiative that built a sporting pathway available to Indigenous athletes and also provided them with an opportunity for cultural activities and celebrations.

“The National Indigenous Tennis Carnival is a great celebration of culture and tennis and the Tennis West team wish to congratulate our young Indigenous players on such outstanding results,” he said.