Gympie tennis player Christy Scott plays for Queensland this weekend in the State of Origin Series against old rival New South Wales.
Gympie tennis player Christy Scott plays for Queensland this weekend in the State of Origin Series against old rival New South Wales. Contributed

Scott ready to serve up challenge

RISING Gympie junior tennis star Christy Scott is preparing to play for Queensland this weekend against old foe New South Wales.

The State of Origin Series clash will take place at Noosa Springs and Scott is representing Queensland for the second time after making her debut last year.

The tournament is based on the same format used by the Davis Cup Series, allowing coaches on court to help players navigate the murky waters of difficult matches.

Similar to Davis Cup, the tournament features a strong team atmosphere as coaches, team officials and fellow players cheer from the sidelines.

Two boys and two girls in each age group play two rounds of singles, doubles and mixed doubles.

Joining Scott in taking on New South Wales in the 15 and Under age group are Sara Tomic, Jack Moore and Samuel Yang-Zhao.

Ensuring all players are ready to go come the weekend, the team goes into camp today before the start of matches tomorrow.

Scott gained her selection in the Queensland team after the Rockhampton Junior Masters State Finals late last month.

In Rockhampton, the Gympie tennis player represented the Under 15 Sunshine Coast team and finished third overall.

While the top tour players qualified for the Queensland team, Scott received a lucky break when one of the players withdrew.

Gympie and District Tennis Association coach Brett Cottrill said Scott had done well to make the side and expected her to give New South Wales a hard time on court.

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