Strathfield Sports Club is proud to report on the recent exploits of two of our prodigious young tennis members, Tammy Lee and Jaewoo Choi.
The pair, who are sponsored by SSC and coached exclusively at the club, have registered some impressive results on the local junior circuit.
Tammy, who is just 10-years-old, is currently ranked 920th in Australia for singles. She is 11th for her age in the country, and seventh in NSW.
Here are Tammy’s results from a few of the recent tournaments she’s competed in:
- 2018 ANZ Newcastle Junior Gold JT – Round of 16
- 2018 Gosford Silver JT – Quarter Finalist
- 2018 Nepean Summer Junior Open – Round of 16
- 2017 Bathurst Summer JT – Round of 16
- 2017 Shoalhaven Junior Championships – Quarter Finalist
- 2017 Newcastle Topspin Tennis Bronze JT – Quarter Finalist
Tammy also competes on Saturday mornings at the Meadowbank Midwest competition and backs up in the afternoon at the Tennis Australia Sydney Tennis League run at Sydney Olympic Park.
This is an invite only competition where she competes in the 12 and under girls division, where only the top eight girls in Sydney are invited to play.
Clearly the hard work Tammy has been putting on the practise court with coach Shaun Max is paying off and we look forward to following her progress over the next few years.
Another rising star in the men’s ranks is 17-year-old Jaewoo Choi, who is coached by Jaden InHwa Song.
Jaewoo is currently ranked 370th in the county and has a career best ranking of 347.
He recently competed at this year’s Combined Independent Schools competition where he placed ninth.
Jaewoo will continue to play on the Junior 18’s and Amateur circuit this season and will also compete in ITF junior tournaments. Here are a few of his recent results:
- 2018 AICES open boys selection to represent AICES at CIS: Jaewoo Choi – McDonald College (9th place, February 2018)
- 2017 Albury Australian School’s Championships: The McDonald College red team finalist and blue team 4th (November 2017 11-15)
- 2017 Nepean Summer Open (Gold) 18’s: 4th(November 2017 23~27)
- 2017 Sawtell RSL Seaside Open (Gold) 18’s: 3rd(August 2017 4~7)
- 2017 Blacktown Winter Junior Championships (Gold): 16’s: winner, 16d: finalist(July 201712~15)
- 2017 Wollongong Open Championships AMT(Bronze) quarter-finalist (July 2017 9~11)
- 2017 Wollongong Queens Birthday Junior (Gold) 16’s: 5th, 16d: semi-finalist (June 2017 9-11)
SSC General Manager Chris Dunn said the pair were to be congratulated on their fine performances of late, which are a strong endorsement of the Club’s tennis programs.
“Both Tammy and Jaewoo have proven themselves to be immensely talented tennis juniors and fine ambassadors of the Club in their respective age groups.
“Their strong results reflect not only their personal dedication but the hard work our tennis coaches put into all their sessions with their pupils.
“We are proud to cater for every age group and talent at SSC from junior to adult and beginner to elite, with Tammy and Jaewoo fine products of our coaching programs.”