“Creating life opportunities for each individual through the sport of tennis”
“When I first meet Zachary Grabovic at St. Kevin’s College year 7 orientation day, I would never have thought he would have achieved the amazing life opportunity you are about to read a little about. Through hard work, attitude and resilience, Zach has been able to achieve his goal of playing college tennis in America. But when you read the following, you will see that he is not just making up the numbers, he is making every post a winner. There has been many steeping stones and stumbling blocks along the way but Zach continues to attack life head on. Much credit must go to the people who have helped him along the way, providing a positive environment in which Zach could grow as a tennis player but more importantly a person; his parents, St Kevin’s College, coaches at Vida and others like Peter Lumsden & Damien Ward have all played a part. But the congratulations must go to Zach himself, as at the end of the day, he was the one with the inner belief and desire to live his dream. From all at Vida Tennis, well done Zach, continue to tread your own path and achieve your goals, can’t wait to hear about the next few chapters.
– Kane Dewhurst – Director Vida Tennis
Zachary Grabovic – An update from Michigan USA
After graduating from St Kevin’s in 2013 Zachary was awarded a tennis scholarship at Ferris State University Michigan, USA. Zachary completed his first year in May of this year with a 4.0 Grade Point Average. He was added to the Dean’s List for both the Fall and the Spring semester, and received an invitation to join the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (an honour society).
Zachary made the university tennis team as the number 5 player in both singles and doubles and was the only freshman to do so. The University team also won their conference which had not been achieved since 1994. They also came runners up at Nationals in 2015.
Another St. Kevin’s College Student and friend of Zach’s, Ben Teoh left over the weekend, headed for New York to start his college tennis life. From all at Vida – Good luck Ben!