Jimboomba tennis star holds up against Queensland competitors in Rockhampton

RISING STAR: FuturePros Tennis Academy member Jenna Potts placed sixth in a Queensland competition representing the Gold Coast last week.
RISING STAR: FuturePros Tennis Academy member Jenna Potts placed sixth in a Queensland competition representing the Gold Coast last week.

AN EMERGING Jimboomba tennis champion’s hard work and aggressive style turned heads in a state competition at Rockhampton.

FuturePros Tennis Academy member Jenna Potts represented the Gold Coast in a State Junior Development Circuit event on Friday, October 19.

There were 16 players competing from Brisbane, Western Downs, Sunshine Coast and Capricornia regions.

Potts, 16, finished sixth in the competition after winning four out of six games.

FuturePros Tennis Academy coach AJ Thompson said Pott’s results were a sign that a bright future lies ahead.

“Jenna has a lot of goals and hopes and dreams to take her along the way...she is someone to can go to her maximum potential,” she said.

“She is not a typical female player … she does not like to wait and play the point out. She plays on her terms and is very aggressive.

“Jenna is one of a kind.

“They say hard work beats talent when talent does not work hard.

“That comment is 100 per cent true for Jenna.”

Jenna Potts is renowned for her aggressive tennis style.

Jenna Potts is renowned for her aggressive tennis style.

Thompson said Potts would work on developing the mental side of her game to become a more formidable force in 2019.

“When you are such an aggressive player you have to have wits about you can’t have blank brain for a moment,” she said.

Thompson said Potts was considered a role model and mentor to junior players in the academy.

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