Harry Fahey will represent the North Coast in the NSWCHS Boys’ Tennis Championships.
Harry Fahey will represent the North Coast in the NSWCHS Boys’ Tennis Championships. JoJo Newby

Harry flies flag at tennis champs

HARRY Fahey will be doing his best for the Clarence Valley when he steps on the court for North Coast in the Under-16 NSWCHS Boys' Tennis Championships today.

Grafton will host the tournament, as some of the best young tennis players throughout the state showcase their skills at the Grafton City Tennis Centre.

Carnival manager Kelly Adamson said Fahey was the sole player from the local area to gain selection in the North Coast squad.

"Harry's the only player from the Clarence Valley and will be competing in both the single and doubles," Adamson said.

"He's a very good player and plays the number one position on the team.

"Harry's a more than handy doubles player and I expect him to be very competitive."

Adamson says 10 regions will be competing over the three days, with North Coast hoping to improve on last year's performance.

"We have 10 regions taking part from all over the state. The North Coast encompasses players from the Tweed area down to Port Macquarie," Adamson said.

"North Coast came last in 2010 but is looking better this year.

"It's hard to know which region will be the strongest, as they regularly lose players to the under-17 age group."

The North Coast team will be coached by Grafton High teacher Paul Kenneally.



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