Tweed kids beat up Coast
By ADAM WRATTEN
RISING Tweed tennis star Keith Meagher is just one of our local kids serving it up to the Gold Coast's best tennis players.
Meagher is a member of the Tweed team, which in its first season in the Gold Coast's new Superleague, has taken the competition by storm, leading both the first and second divisions.
With just two weeks to go before the semifinals, Tweed has a 20-point lead in the top division and a 12point margin in the second in the eight-club competition and looks certain to make the top four.
The new-look competition aims to rekindle the club spirit of tennis on the Coast, with each club playing four singles and two doubles games in both divisions on a home-and-away format.
Tweed District Tennis Association president Rob Nienhuis said the competition enabled the association to develop it's elite juniors, who were all relishing the opportunity to team up with experienced players such as Rhys McDougall and Glen Philp.
"The players are loving it," Nienhuis said.
Meagher, 16, is one of the those who has risen to the challenge.
Playing with the first division team, the serve-volleyer has lost only once from 12 rounds.
"It's great, each week is so competitive," Meagher, a student at Palm Beach-Currumbin High School and ranked in Australia's top 150 players, said.
"We have got a really good team. I'm finding it's a great platform for my game taking on the best players on the Coast."