Australian tennis legend Evonne Goolagong Cawley and the Geraldton rising star
She’s arguably Australia’s most popular female tennis player ever — and she’s put out a “wanted” call to a Geraldton youngster.
So when Evonne Goolagong Cawley “wants” you, it’s best to show an interest.
Tia Bellotti, 11, has been doing such since she started playing tennis last year at a Come N Try day at Tarcoola Park.
She has since won a scholarship with the Evonne Goolagong Foundation and contested country week championships.
This week she was off to Darwin with a Tennis WA team to play in the national indigenous carnival.
After that, staying on to have coaching from Goolagong Cawley herself.
In addition, the queen of Australian tennis and her husband, Roger Cawley, have asked Tia’s parents, Sarina and Stewart Martin, to go north and watch the development of their daughter.
“Tia is a really good girl and a great prospect,” Jarron Kretschmann, a coach at Tarcoola Park, said.
“She trains hard, listens well and is starting to reap some rewards.
“She’s going to play in tournaments in Alice Springs in the school holidays.”
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