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2020 Australian Tennis Recruit – Charlie Van Balen

The Person

About Me:

  • Passionate about the game of tennis
  • Mature & Sensible
  • Resilient
  • Ability to cope well under pressure
  • Sense of humour

Leadership & Community:

School:

  • Vice Captain – Terrace Tennis 2019
  • Lifetime Tennis Member since 2012

Community:

  • Grade 10 Immersion to Cape York working in Indigenous communities
  • Milpera Special School – School House Friendship group raising money to support

The Athlete

Height:

5 ft 11

Right-handed

Strengths:

  • Speed on court
  • Anticipation of ball positioning and ability to see the ball early
  • Relaxed & composed attitude
  • Backhand down the line is my best shot
  • Good power to weight ratio
  • Good team player especially for doubles

Teams Represented:

  • Gregory Terrace First IV Squad 2016-2019 (played 7/8 matches in 2019)
  • City Districts Tennis Team
  • Terrace Tennis A Team Grade 5-9

Athletic Highlights

Awards Received:

  • Most Valuable Team Player 2019
  • School Tennis Vice Captain 2019
  • School Age Champion 2014 & 2016
  • School Junior Age Champion 2013 & 2014

Best Wins:

  • Tai Sach (UTR: 12.00) 6-4 1-6 10-8 (2013)
  • Jordan Larke (UTR: 11.82) 5-7 7-5 10-5
  • Positive Head to Head against Matt Harper (UTR: 11.44) (3-2) best record is 6-0 6-0

Close loss:

  • Casey Hoole (UTR: 12.02) 6-3 6-3
  • Lathan Treacy (UTR: 11.08) 6-3 2-6 10-8
  • Will Jesser (UTR: 10.84) (2017) 6-4 7-6
  • Patrick Donovan (UTR: 10.39) 1-6 7-5 6-1
  • Jake Naylor (UTR: 9.93) 4-6 6-2 10-2 (2017)
  • Abhay Reissenberger (UTR: 9.56) 4-1 1-4 10-2
  • Doubles with Xave Lim : Cheng Dong and Philip Sekulic (UTR: 12.72) 7-5 7-5

The Student

Attends:

St Joseph's College, QLD Australia

SAT Result:

  • Reading and Writing: 520
  • Maths: 580
  • Total Score: 1100

Preferred Course of Study:

Psychology, Physiotherapy, Law

Academic Awards/Achievements:

  • Academic Excellence 2017
  • Academic Awards 2016 (Semester 2 Grade 9) & 2017 (Semester 1 & 2 Grade 10)

References, Resume & High School Transcript

Coach Reference: Click to View

School Reference: Click to View

Student Athlete Resume: Click to View


If you feel that this student could be a good fit, please contact our Talent Coordinator:

Chris Bates
Phone: +61 407 639 551 | Email: chris@studyandplayusa.com.au | Skype: chris.bates4