Beaudesert tennis announces junior sportsperson

Nine-year-old tennis star Logan Taylor has donated tennis equipment to Beaudesert and District Tennis Association in order for the club to reward good sportsmanship.

WINNER: Club sportsperson Jimmy Ahrens, 5, with Logan Taylor, 9, who donated prizes for other players. Photo: Hannah Baker

WINNER: Club sportsperson Jimmy Ahrens, 5, with Logan Taylor, 9, who donated prizes for other players. Photo: Hannah Baker

Last year, Logan was awarded the HotShot of March and despite not being chosen as the overall 2016 winner he still received thousands of dollars worth of tennis equipment.

“I didn’t need all these prizes so I wanted to give them to the club so they didn’t get wasted,” he said.

Logan said he had asked that his donations were used for the junior sportspersonship award.

“I think anyone who is given a sportsperson award should play well with others, be fair all the time in the games and be a pretty cool person,” he said.

On Wednesday, June 21, the club held their last junior training night for the season and a special ceremony was conducted for the presentation of the sportspersonship award.

Five-year-old and first season tennis player Jimmy Aherns was presented the award by coach Nick Thorpe.

He was given a new tennis racquet and red tennis balls.

Mother Michelle Aherns said it was very tough to get Jimmy to let go of his prizes.

“Winning a prize has just totally blown him away,” she said.

“He couldn’t even stand still long enough for the photos.”

Ms Aherns said his confidence just sky-rocketed throughout the term of tennis.

“We are just so proud of him being chosen and we love that he is enjoying the game of tennis,” she said.

HEARTBEAT KIDS: It was fun and games at the last tennis session of the season. Photo: Supplied

HEARTBEAT KIDS: It was fun and games at the last tennis session of the season. Photo: Supplied

Beaudesert Tennis Club spokesperson Myleigh Taylor said the extra presentation had been special for the juniors.

“We had some fun games and some chocolate treats to celebrate such a good term,” she said.

Beaudesert Tennis held their official presentation on June 18.

For more information about the club at facebook.com/beaudeserttennis/

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