Tweed sticking to attacking style
IT'S State of Origin time in the tennis world and Meg Tweed is preparing to play the attacking style of tennis she’s known for.
After finishing runner-up in the 16 and under age group Queensland State Age Championships in Rockhampton in September, the Rockhampton junior tennis star was rewarded with a spot in the Queensland team to contest this weekend’s 2010 State of Origin Tennis Challenge at Noosa Springs Resort on the Sunshine Coast.
Spots are awarded to the top two finishers at the State Age Championships, however championship winner Jordan Meisel is unavailable so Gladstone’s Dayle Mitchell, who finished third, joins Tweed as part of the team.
Since it’s inception a few years ago, Queensland are yet to win the tournament, however Tennis Queensland’s tournament director Ken Hick believes this year the State has its best chance.
“We’ve got a really strong team; it’s a lot stronger than previous years,” Hick said.
“In saying that, I don’t know what the New South Wales team will be like.”
The tournament features the top two male and female players in the 12, 14 and 16 and under age groups with each player competing in singles, doubles and mixed doubles matches.
Tweed was looking forward to playing alongside Mitchell in the doubles with the pair possessing a healthy rivalry.
“We’ve played each other heaps of times,” she said.
“It’s probably about even – I beat her sometimes, but then she’ll beat me as well.”
Since it’s inception a few years ago, Queensland are yet to win the tournament