Elektra Arseniou: The 16-year-old rising star of tennis in Australia

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By Takis Triadafillou

16-year-old Greek Australian tennis player, Elektra Arseniou, has been selected to compete in the Tildesley Shield tennis tournament among the best young players from Meriden School in the inner west Sydney suburb of Strathfield.

Elektra will play in the tennis tournament representing Meriden School for two days of highly competitive singles and doubles competition. 

Elektra Arseniou

The young athlete’s talent and potential in the field of tennis make her a promising player for Australian tennis.

Elektra was born in Sydney on June 6, 2006. Her father, Antonios, is from Kalambaka, Thessaly, and her mother, Georgia, is from Chania, Crete. Her siblings are Theodora and Dimitris. She goes to Meriden School, an independent girls’ school in Sydney, and is in Year 10.

In an interview with The Greek Herald, Elektra said she started playing tennis at the age of five.

“My dad took me to Sydney Olympic Park every Saturday and from there I took my first steps in the field of tennis,” she told The Greek Herald.

“Along the way, I started to develop and learn more about the sport, which is very demanding and requires many hours of training to be able to reach your goal.”

Elektra added that an athlete, tennis is “an individual sport where you need very good physical condition and a very good mental state to overcome mistakes and fatigue during the game.”

Elektra and her family

The young tennis player has trained at the Eastcourts Tennis Club in Mascot, Sydney, as well as at her school. Practising at school has helped Elektra improve her technique and progress steadily.

“Our coaches are remarkable connoisseurs of tennis,” Elektra said.

Elektra was also selected for the Meriden singles and doubles tennis team to compete in the All Schools Tennis Challenge, which sees the best young players from independent girls’ schools across Australia play tennis for a week in Albury.

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