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Tennis: Potts ready to learn from the best

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Tennis: Potts ready to learn from the best

A Tauranga teenager will soon train at one of the world's most famous tennis academies.

Caelan Potts, 15, from the Otumoetai Tennis Club is one of just eight players in his age group from around the world who will spend next week at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Florida.

Players to have trained there include Kei Nishikori, Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Boris Becker, Maria Sharapova, Serena and Venus Williams and Monica Seles.

Caelan, who is part of the respected tennis programme at Tauranga Boys' College, is a big fan of Japanese star Nishikori.

"I quite like the way he plays. I like his backhand, how solid it is, and I see myself a bit in the way he plays. We play quite similar I think," Caelan said.

He was invited to attend the camp and play in the IMG Academy Discovery Open to follow in Florida after he finished third at the Kiwi Junior Championships held in Auckland in March.

Photo: George Novak

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