Lindahl leads the pack

THIS year's Cairns Platinum AMT winner and Alice Springs Tennis International doubles winner Nick Lindahl will lead a number of NSW players in a new and exciting event called the Asia-Pacific Tennis League.

Lindahl, from Eleebana, will compete for ATP Sydney, and is one of the standouts of the competition, with an Australian ranking of 27 and steadily working his way up the ATP rankings ladder at 527.

After making the men's draw of the Australian Open in 2008 and 2010, he has the experience to help his team make the final.

"Our team has what it takes to go very far in this competition. Winning my second ITF doubles title in a row with teammate Adam (Feeney) goes to show that we already have a winning doubles partnership."

Lindahl will be joined by teammate Matt Barton, who has had a stellar past month winning the Alice Springs Tennis International, and also Greg Jones.

Other notable Novocastrians include Ethan Coker (Newcastle), Jens Sweeney (Merewether), Luke Rankovich (Adamstown) and Trudi Musgrave (Kotara).

The ATL will comprise of eight ties, with six to be held at Sydney Olympic Park and two in Lyneham, ACT in November. From those ties one team will compete in the ATL final held during the second week of the Australian Open. Teams will compete from the five Australian conferences, including teams from New Zealand, Pacific Islands and Asia.

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