Krygios’ mom shares tennis Journey with Bahamian parents
On the invitation of the Public Relations Manager of the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association (BLTA), Norlaila ‘Nill’ Kyrgios, the mother of international tennis star Nick Kyrgios, of Australia, spoke to parents of young Bahamian tennis players on the “dos and the dont’s” of being a parent of a high-profile tennis athlete.
She addressed the gathering at the BLTA’s National Tennis Centre over the weekend.
Nick Kyrgios is presently ranked by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) as the number 27 player in the world. He has won four ATP titles and has reached seven finals. The hard-hitting right-handed player is known for his unique style of play and flair on the court. He is credited with one of the strongest forehands in tennis. His mother spoke to the parents of tennis athletes on the sport of tennis and the road to success of her son. She also spoke on the independence of the tennis athletes, how to support the athlete through the ups and downs, the wins and the losses, and the importance of laying a strong foundation of tennis fundamentals.
The tennis mom said that she came from humble beginnings and demonstrated that with effort and hard work success can be achieved.
The parents were
encouraged to continue supporting their children in the pursuit of their athletic dreams through tennis. At the end of the session, she handed out gifts which included tennis apparel autographed by Nick Kyrgios himself, and various tennis accessories.
“The BLTA thanks Nill for her kindness in sitting down and candidly sharing the information on caring and supporting her son on his journey in becoming the top professional tennis athlete that he is,” said a BLTA spokesperson through a press release.
The release added that the information shared by Norlaila ‘Nill’ Kyrgios will be used by the parents in attendance to motivate their youngsters so that they could incorporate the values into their individual journeys.