ALBURY will chase its 15th title in the John Baker Shield at the Albury Grasscourts on Sunday.
The host association has dominated since the junior competition started in 1989. Wagga has won it six times, Wodonga twice and Griffith once.
Each player plays three singles and doubles sets.
Albury president Ken Wurtz said yesterday the competition would be fierce in the under-10, 12, 14 and 16 divisions.
“It’s always a big day of junior tennis,” Wurtz said.
“Some very good players have competed over a long time and I’m sure this year will be no different.
“The shield covers a big area of players and is a good opportunity to play against different opposition.”
Each association will be represented by 16 boys and girls.
Albury is expected to be hard to beat with players of the ilk of Maddison Wighton, Emma Graham, Isaac Dallinger and Ash Wurtz lining up.
Wodonga is expected to be prominent after the emergence of several promising youngsters in recent years, while Wagga and Griffith will be dangerous at the top end but may struggle for depth.
Members of the late John Baker’s family are likely to present the awards.
Meanwhile, Albury junior pennant starts on Saturday.
Registrations will be taken from 9.10am with players aged between 7 and 14 years of all standards catered for. The cost is $7.
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