RISING star Ruby Coffin will fly Fiji's flag during an international under-12 tennis championship in New Caledonia later this month.
The Lautoka Central Primary School Class Seven student will be part of the four-member Pacific team that will compete in the event in Noumea.
National coach Naga Reddy said Ruby was a bright medal prospect for the country.
He said the youngster trained hard daily.
"Ruby is a good learner," Reddy said.
"She puts a lot of hard work during training. The tournament in New Caledonia will provide Ruby with more exposure."
In August, Ruby starred during the International Tennis Federation Pacific Oceania Junior Championship in Lautoka.
Ruby excelled in the tournament by topping her pool, winning all five matches.
She is the daughter of former Fiji hockey rep Ernest Coffin.
Meanwhile, the ITF will be bringing in more expert coaches to help scholarship holders at the Regional Tennis Centre in Lautoka.
David Bailey, who is an expert in tennis footwork and movement patterns, held a three-day clinic in the sugar city last week.
ITF Pacific Oceania region development officer Gene Ridgway said Bailey's trip was funded through the joint efforts of ANZ Bank, Oceania Tennis Federation and ITF.
"We are looking to bring in more international tennis experts throughout 2013," Ridgway said.
"This is to ensure that our players and coaches have the most up to date information to allow our players to compete better locally, regionally and internationally.
"Fiji's Annie Shannon is currently in Australia to compete in the Sydney Junior International. We hope that her new found footwork skills will help her in her quest for a great performance."
"Ruby will be travelling to New Caledonia on October 22. She is part of a four-player Pacific team joining players from Tahiti, Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa.
"They will compete in the under-12 Oceania event against players from New Caledonia, Japan and New Zealand. RTC head coach Andrew Mailtorok from Vanuatu will be travelling with the team."
Frank Couraud, the ITF development projects administrator is expected to visit the country at the end of this month.