Rocky ace set to serve up success at world championships
JOSH Holloway is hoping to serve up success for Australia at the Inas World Tennis Championships.
The Rockhampton 19-year-old is jetting his way to the United States for the 10-day competition, to be played in Delaware, Ohio.
Hosted by Athletes Without Limits for athletes with intellectual impairment, the championships attract players from across the globe, including the US, Poland and Great Britain.
It is the second time Holloway has represented his country at the event. In 2013, he travelled to the Czech Republic where he won two silver medals.
He will compete in the men's open doubles and the men's singles in Delaware.
Holloway said playing for Australia in 2013 really inspired him to do it again.
"I loved it. It was my first time overseas and my first time representing my country," he said.
"It was a privilege. When I was picked for that I was shocked. I was just so happy because they recognised me.
"Ever since the Czech Republic, I wanted to do it again. It's such a great experience, having a blast and playing tennis at that level and representing Australia at the same time."
Holloway started playing tennis when he was six.
"I just loved it and was drawn to it," he said of his early playing days.
"What I like most about tennis is that it's so much of a fun sport. It doesn't matter what age you are or what skill you have, anyone can play.
"I don't really have one specialty in my game. I've been taught to play an all-round style; to hit from the baseline and play at the net as well.
"I don't have a particular shot that I love - I love all my shots."