Tournament win means bright future

A DREAM Australian Open appearance remains on the horizon for Grafton gun Taylah Beckman after the 12-year-old’s winning performance at last week’s Sunshine Coast Junior Championships.

Using today’s stars in Melbourne as inspiration, Beckman ousted some of the nation’s best young talents to go one better than her 2009 exploits.

Her singles and doubles titles capped a rich vein of form for Beckman.

In December she was part of NSW second-place winning squad at the Margaret Court Cup, an Australian teams event in Melbourne.

But her latest win plumps her previous achievements with a racket.

“It was good that I could win it this year,” she said.

“I was very happy. It was one of the best things I have done.”

Six years into her tennis career – and with a booming forehand – Beckman is ready for bigger things on the circuit.

She displayed her nerve when completing a singles and doubles victory, including a 10-6 super tie-break triumph, in the semi-final of the Margaret Court Cup against New Zealand.

“It’s just a really fun game to play,” she said.

Grafton’s other players involved were: Liam Davenport, Harry Weatherstone, Georgia Allen, Rachael Faher, Harry Faher, Eli Faher, Taylor Wilkes, Emily Allen, Jermima Shipman and Alec McKenzie.



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