World-ranked doubles star holds hometown clinics

Michael TraillNarrogin Observer
Jessica Moore at the Narrogin Tennis Club during her Tennis West Tour.
Camera IconJessica Moore at the Narrogin Tennis Club during her Tennis West Tour. Credit: Picture: Michael Traill, Michael Traill.

Williams girl and ATP tennis player Jessica Moore spent last week teaching young players the ins and outs of the game.

Moore was first scouted by Tennis West at the Narrogin Tennis Club when she was 11.

Now 28, Moore’s tennis has taken her around the world.

She has competed in all four grand slam tournaments and recently cracked the top 70 in world rankings for doubles.

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Moore said she was excited when she first found out Tennis West wanted to bring her home to run clinics.

“Coming here brings back so many memories,” she said.

“I try and come back to see family as much as I can, who are based in Williams, but to a moment like this (seeing family and running clinics) is pretty cool to have come together.”

The tour began in Wickepin last Tuesday with primary school-aged kids. Moore then went to Pingelly and Narrogin, before finally finishing back home at Woolshed in Williams for an official breakfast with Tennis West on Thursday morning. Moore has taken a number of big scalps in her career.

In 2008 Moore reached the final of the Australian Open Girls’ singles, defeating eventual world No.1 Simona Halep in the process.

In 2009 she was the youngest Australian for nine years to have won a match at the Australian Open.

Moore has also won the junior doubles titles with Polona Hercog at Wimbledon and the French Open.

Moore has also won a combined 29 ITF titles and two WTA titles across her singles and doubles career.

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