Kuper aspires to become a national rep in the future

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BY ROMULUS HUTA

Lenten Kuper during the junior tennis competiton last Saturday at the multipurpose tennis court.

LENTEN Kuper aims to represent Solomon Islands in tennis one day in the future.

The 10 years old who hails from Makira/Ulawa Province is one of the more than 60 participants who are currently taking part in the junior tennis competition that is underway during this Easter break.

The junior tennis competition is being organised by Solomon Islands Tennis Association (SITA) for age categories 8 and under; 10 and under; 12 and under; 14 and under and 16 and under.

Kuper, aged 10, takes part in the under-12 category.

Speaking with SunSPORTS on Saturday, Kuper enjoys playing tennis and aims to be a national rep one day in the future.

Asked what he dreams of becoming in the future, he said: “My aim is become a good tennis player and also at the sametime pursue my dream to become a pilot.”

Kuper joined the junior tennis development run by the national governing tennis body SITA last year and admitted that his parents are backing him alot giving him advices and continuous words of encouragement.

“My mum and dad (Henry) are very helpful since joined the program last year. They always give me words of advice and support,” the grade three Saint Nicholas student said.

According to junior tennis coach Doreen Ningalo, Kuper is one of the most consistent performers in his ager group.

“I think Lenten has a bright future ahead of him in the sport.

“He has everything and if he continues with this consistency, he will become a national rep one day in the future.”

Meanwhile, the junior tennis competition will enter into its final day today.

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