NATIONAL reps Annie Shannon and Tarani Kamoe will fly Fiji's flag during the Oceania Tennis Championship in New Caledonia this week.
Shannon and Kamoe will rub shoulders with some of the best players in the region during the tournament.
International Tennis Federation Pacific Oceania development officer Gene Ridgway said the tournament would serve as a good learning experience for the players.
He said they needed to compete against the senior players as well.
"It is a great opportunity for more international competitions for Annie and Tarani," Ridgway said.
"The tournament will include players from all over the Pacific including Australia and New Zealand. It is an open championship. The last time New Zealand sent some senior players and Australia sent some of their better over-35 players.
"So it will be a great learning experience for the locals to play them. They will be competing in the individual singles and there will be team events as well where they will play in the singles and doubles.
"It is very important to get these young players to participate in more international competitions. This tournament especially is good because the players will get a lot of matches. They need to gain experience against the senior players also."
Shannon has a world junior ranking of 622 while Kamoe is ranked 623.