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Doug Skipper from BBay to represent Australia in the Young Seniors World Tennis Championship

Doug Skipper from Batemans Bay has been selected to represent Australia in the Young Seniors World Tennis Championships in Miami, Florida from 20 - 26 October 2019. It’s a fantastic achievement for Doug.

Above: Doug Skipper from Batemans Bay has been selected to represent Australia in the Young Seniors World Tennis Championships

Before moving to Batemans Bay Doug and his wife Tara resided in a rural community 45km from Lismore on the NSW North Coast. Part of the reason for moving was to be closer to family. Doug has worked in the community sector for 15 years. He is currently a mental health social worker and runs a private practice in Batemans Bay, Insight Psychology and Wellbeing, with his wife Tara.

Doug has been training with Brad Baranowski, the local club coach at Batemans Bay tennis club and has been part of Batemans Bay Tennis Club for a number of years known as quietly spoken and very modest in respect to his prodigious talent as a tennis player. In October 2018 Doug won the 40’s men’s singles in the NSW Championships beating the number 1 seed and 9th world ranked player in the finals. In January 2019 Doug was runner up in the 40’s men’s singles at the Australian Championships losing to the number 1 seed and 6th world ranked player from Japan.

It is remarkable that we have someone of his talent living in Batemans Bay and representing Australia. This will be Doug’s first time playing for his country and he is looking forward to the experience.

Batemans Bay Tennis Club is helping with some of the costs of competing and has donated $1000 to assist Doug. If any other organisation or individual would like to help with Doug’s costs of competing please contact the Batemans Bay Tennis Club on Mobile: 0481 398 039 or Email: tennis@batemansbaytennis.com.au and we will kindly pass on Doug’s details.

The Batemans Bay tennis club and its members wish Doug the best of luck.

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