11 November 2014 | hotshots.tennis.com.au

Name: Maddison Barnet
Age: 8
School: St Thomas the Apostle
Coach: Jon Watson
Club: Nunawading Community Tennis Club

Where do you play Hot Shots and what stage do you currently play?
I play at Nunawading in Orange Ball.

What do you like about playing tennis?
Jon is a great coach and I have heaps of fun playing games with my friends. I love to learn new shots and play outside.

What is your favourite shot and why?
My favourite shot is the forehand because I like hitting the ball a long way and as hard as I can.

Who do you like playing tennis with?
All my friends and little brother Cooper.

Do you have a favourite tennis player?
Yes, my favouirte player is Casey Dellacqua.

Do you have any tennis goals?
I want to improve my backhand so hopefully one day I can be as good as Casey.

What is your favourite tennis memory?
Going to the Australian Open last year, playing with my tennis club and little brother Cooper on an outside court.

How does it feel to be nominated for the Tennis Hot Shot of the Year award?
I can’t believe I won. I’m so excited to be going to the Australian Open and watching tennis on Rod Laver. I’m the luckiest person in the whole world and my friends wish they could come with me.

What are you looking forward to when you visit the Australian Open?
I would love to meet some tennis stars, hopefully Casey and Alicia Molik will be there. I really want to visit the Hot Shots marquee at the Grand Slam Oval again, it was so much fun last time.