Paros Tennis Club in the 3rd National tournament

It is just the beginning!

For the second time in its history Paros Tennis Club participated in the 3rd National Junior Tournament. The head coach escorted 5 athletes in all age categories from our academies to Heraklion Crete to compete among the other tennis athletes all around Greece. In the category 10-12 Stelios Barbaris passed the first round of qualifying with a 5-3, 4-1 and became the first athlete of our group that passed a  round in a National Championship. Stavroula Sarri played with a 2 years older athlete from the club of Chalkida and could manage to win. In the 14-16 category, our club had 2 entries.  Katerina Maouni passed with a Walk Over on the qualifyings and lost in the first round of main draw. On the other hand, athlete Koutra Marissa wanted to make our heart break and after a three hour race lostin the final 3rd set with 6-3, 6-7, 7-6 in a match with two Tie brakes. Only positive thinkings we can have from this game as we see that the effort we give to our academies is in the correct path and they can compete with far more experienced athletes.  Finally the big category of the 16-18 female athlete of our group Alipranti Rafaela gave us a very nice game but failed to get the win in the first round of main draw.

The Paros Tennis Club team wants to thank all the athletes of our group for the character and the seriousness shown in Crete and  the representation of our club at the 3rd National championship. We also want to thank the parents of athletes for their confidence in the coach of the group to accompany their children to the group of Heraklion.