22 Nov 2010

Taranaki's Ajeet Rai representing Central, has been named at No 1 in the 3 member NZ 12s boys' tennis team to play in the OPTUS Australian Teams Championships in Melbourne in December.  The event to be played at Melbourne Park, home of the Australian Open Grand Slam and will see the Kiwi sides take on Australian State teams which will include Australia's top players in the 14u and 12u age groups.
Following the Team Championships, the New Zealand team members will play the Australian Championships.  The OPTUS Australian Championships is also played at Melboune Park as part of the Tennis Australia December showdown described as a three week tennis carnival which also includes the Australian Open playoff.
Other Central players in the team are Wanganui's Paige Hourigan and Kyle Butters and Wellington's Kiranpal Pannu in the 14s team.
 The 14s team departs on 24 November while the 12s team departs on 6 December.