Foundation Players Win Club Championships

Kooyong Foundation players Andrew Whittington and Belinda Woolcock have claimed the Open Singles titles at the 2019 Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club Championships.

Whittington defeated defending champion Greg Jones in a high quality final, 7-5 7-6.

Woolcock was too strong for Jemma Carbis, winning 6-2 6-1.

Congratulations to Andrew and Belinda on their first Club Championship titles!

Polmans Wins in China

Marc Polmans has won his second ATP Challenger title in Zhangjiagang, China.

Polmans, the 10th seed going into the tournament, had some strong wins before taking on Italy's Lorenzo Giustino in the final.

In a gruelling battle lasting over 3 hours, Polmans prevailed 6-4 4-6 7-6 (7-4) over Giustino. Polmans was 4-1 down in the third set tie break and then won an amazing six points in a row to take home the title.

"I'm pumped to win the title here in Zhangjiagang, it's a special day for my team and I".

Polmans' ranking will now soar back up towards the top 150 players in the world after the win.

Polmans will return to Melbourne for a training block before heading off to Europe for the clay court season leading in to the French Open.


Foundation Players Make Victorian Pizzey Cup Team

The Kooyong Foundation have a strong representation in the Victorian 18/U Pizzey Cup team with five boys and three girls selected.

After extensive trials Tom Patton, Will Patton, Grant Sandler, James O'Sullivan and Max Potter were selected in the boys' team and Olivia Quigley, Ruby Rothman and Eloise Swarbrick were picked in the girls' team which consists of 8 players plus 2 emergencies.

The Pizzey Cup, run by School Sport Australia, will be held in Adelaide on May 4-11.

Congratulations to the 8 Kooyong players selected!


Cooper White helps Junior Davis Cup team qualify for finals

Kooyong's Cooper White has played a starring role in the 16/u Australian Junior Davis Cup team helping the Aussies win the qualifying tournament in Thailand.

Australia, seeded three for the tournament, beat the top seeds Japan in the semi-finals and then defeated second seeds Hong Kong in the final.

White went undefeated in singles throughout the tournament winning all 6 singles matches he played.

The Junior Davis Cup World team finals will be held in September later this year.

Well done Cooper!