AJ and Sophie’s big tennis trip

TWO of Narooma’s top tennis players Sophie and AJ Foster were in Melbourne last week to take part in a range of tennis activities.

Sophie competed in the MLC Tennis Hot Shot of the Year competition.

Unfortunately she didn’t win, but felt fortunate to be in the top 12 out of 4000 entries.

A highlight of the trip for Sophie was getting to sit courtside while Rodger Federer warmed up on Rod Laver Arena.

Sophie also got to have a hit at Monash University where Evonne Goolagong watched her and apparently was very impressed.

Meanwhile AJ attended the Goolagong National Camp at Monash University. According to the sibling’s mum, Stacey Hall, the camp involved some pretty intense training.

Players trained in two-hour blocks twice a day, on court in temperatures exceeding 40 degrees.

AJ was very tired but managed to keep up with everyone despite being the youngest player.

He then go to the Australian Open and watched Gael Monfils play, getting a snapshot with singing celebrity Redfoo.

 RED HOT: On an afternoon off, AJ sat with Red Foo and watched Gael Monfils at the Australian Open.

RED HOT: On an afternoon off, AJ sat with Red Foo and watched Gael Monfils at the Australian Open.

TALL TENNIS: Sophie got to feed the giraffes at Melbourne Zoo before the MLC Tennis Hot Shot awards dinner.

TALL TENNIS: Sophie got to feed the giraffes at Melbourne Zoo before the MLC Tennis Hot Shot awards dinner.

ON COURT: Sophie and the other Hot Shot competitors on court at Monash University with Evonne Goolagong.

ON COURT: Sophie and the other Hot Shot competitors on court at Monash University with Evonne Goolagong.