Australian tennis great Roger Rasheed trains Bunbury Tennis Club members

There to play: Roger Rasheed with professional coach Andrew Woodward and participants Korbin Priestley, Tess Kongras, Maddy Lord and Olivia Eagles. Photo: Thomas Munday.
There to play: Roger Rasheed with professional coach Andrew Woodward and participants Korbin Priestley, Tess Kongras, Maddy Lord and Olivia Eagles. Photo: Thomas Munday.

Australian tennis great Roger Rasheed trained and entertained Bunbury Tennis Club members last week. 

The coach and commentator led a two-and-a-half day intensive session for junior players on December 14 and 15. 

Rasheed said the hands-on course provided participants with a thorough insight into the sport.

"The whole three days are really about getting them to understand at a different level and see the court a little bit differently,” he said. 

“We put them through some level of extreme pressure and look at the choices they make.”

He also headed-up a two-hour session for senior players on the 16th.

“It’s a game you can play for life and you can play singles, doubles and with people of different ages and fitness levels,” Rasheed said. 

He said he enjoyed travelling around Australia and seeing the sport’s impact on varying communities. 

The 48-year-old coached Australian tennis star Lleyton Hewitt as well as French players Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gael Monfils.

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