Tennis ace serves up a storm

STAR: Britney Fallon has won the Sunshine Coast junior development series.
STAR: Britney Fallon has won the Sunshine Coast junior development series. Tom Daunt

TENNIS: Rising Gympie tennis star Britney Fallon has cemented her place as one of the Sunshine Coast's best junior talents after winning the Sunshine Coast Junior Development Series.

Making her debut this year, Fallon will now represent the region at the state's top junior tournament in Rockhampton later this month.

Coach Brett Cottrill said the progress she has made given the amount of time she has played tennis was remarkable.

"It was her (Fallon's) first year playing in the Sunshine Coast Junior Development series,” he said.

"She started off as a complete rookie and is now at a stage where she is winning matches and events.

"Her game is developing very rapidly, she can hit top spin from both sides and her serve is now at a point where it's becoming more of a weapon for her.

"Tactically she is developing as well.”

The Jones Hill year six student completes on average four sessions a week under Cottrill's tutelage and said that while she has enjoyed her first season on the Coast, it has been a challenge mixing it with a higher calibre of opponent.

She will now make her final preparations before heading to the Queensland development series final and her coach is quietly confident she has what it takes after the young gun secured wins in most of her appearances this year.

The Queensland Junior Development series final will be held in Rockhampton from October 14-16.

Gympie Times