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Coffin off to Aust

Zanzeer Singh
Wednesday, January 01, 2014

RISING tennis star Ruby Coffin is among the seven players who will participate in junior tournaments in Australia starting this weekend.

Coffin won the under-12 title during the New Caledonia Junior Championships in Noumea last year.

The other members of the squad are Vienna Kumar, Krishan Raju, Shivneel Chand, Raphaelyne Kamali, Devrath Narayan and Nicholas Yee Joy.

The side will be coached by Nadi's Sachin Reddy and will participate in the Albury and Wodonga Junior Championships in Melbourne.

Reddy said the trip would be a learning experience for the players.

"To get our players to travel abroad is a positive sign," he said.

"It is difficult to take teams overseas and these players should count themselves as very lucky.

"The players can expect tough opponents but is all about gaining experience and playing to the best of their ability."

The team will fly out tomorrow and return on January 14.