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26 July 2021
Thursday 15 July 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Other Sports, Sports
The Apii Nikao 8-year-old tennis representatives (from left) Philipa Mataio, Moana Matheson, Manihiki Tau and James Tamatoa Herman with national tennis coach Malcolm Kajer. 21071302
the other participating schools, there is a lot of talent in the Apii Nikao
team, says Kajer, adding seven players in this team are fairly new to the
will be interesting, having coached all the teams, I’m also looking forward to
the tournament,” he said.
Harold Browne has been involved with tennis for about a year and is excited to
represent his school.
like tennis and it’s about having fun,” said Browne.
Sophia Forsyth will also represent the school for the first time, in the
took up tennis about three years ago.
feel good, I love having fun with my peers in tennis, but I’m just a bit
nervous about everybody looking at you while you’re playing,” she said.
Napa, 9, is also participating in the 10-year-old section. While she is looking
forward to the tournament, she’s feeling very nervous and “can’t wait for it to
I do love it, it’s fun.”
Apii Nikao tennis representatives are: 8 Years Philipa Mataio, Moana Matheson,
Manihiki Tau, James Tamatoa Herman; 9 Years Tekaria Matheson, Taylor-Anne
Marsters, Mychaela Rauraa, Noah Rauraa; 10 Years Harold Browne, Eddie Beddos,
Sophia Forsyth, Tito Napa.
tournament at the National Tennis Centre will feature Apii Takitumu, St
Joseph’s, Avarua and Nikao.