My
Story

My short term goals and aspirations for my tennis, is to get my international ranking inside the top 100, so I play at least ¾ junior slams.

 

I am also aspiring to win one junior grand slam.

 

I want to become a top 100 junior, so that it makes the transition from pro tennis easier, as if you are top 100 ranked you get a wildcard into some of pro tournaments.

 

My biggest goal and long term goals in tennis is to win all the grand slams and become number one in the world. I also want to play and win a gold medal in the Olympics and to win the Davis Cup with NZ.

Hard road
to victory

In 2010, the US Tennis Association estimated the cost to be a highly competitive professional tennis player was US143,000 a year - travel alone being at least $60,000. Only those ranked in the top 160 of the men's tour might contemplate breaking even on such costs.

It's a tough and solitary road, and many of us struggle to get the exposure necessary to compete on the global stage. Living so far away from the action doesn't improve the odds. The good news is, Kiwi's aren't one's for worrying about the odds...

NZ has seen many great tennis players, here's just a few names you may know:

  1914   Anthony Wilding    A world No.1 tennis player; won 11 Grand Slam titles.  

                                               He was killed in WW1, and is remembered as our

                                               greatest player, and the worlds first tennis superstar

  1973   Onny Parun            An Australian Open finalist. Onny was top20 ranked in

                                               the late 60's and early 70's, and he was the 1974

                                               French Open Doubles champion

  1983   Chris Lewis             Reached the Wimbledon Finals as an unseeded player.

                                               His highest singles ranking was 19. Secured 3 singles

                                               and 8 doubles event titles

  1983   Russell Simpson    6 doubles titles, highest singles ranking of 47

  1990   Kelly Evernden      Highest ranking 31 singles and 19 in doubles

  1993   Brett Steven           Career-high rankings 32 in singles and 16 in doubles

                                              Reached the singles quarterfinals at Australian Open 

                                              Grand Slam event

  1997   Alistair Hunt          Highest world ranking 184 singles, 213  doubles

  2011   Michael Venus      Known for his doubles play highest ranking 12, career-                                                high singles ranking 274

  2012   Marina Erakovic   Best world singles ranking 39, and 25 in doubles 

  2013   Rubin Statham     Currently ranked 276, highest ranking 139

 

Links:

IFT Player Profile:

https://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player/profile.aspx?playerid=100322145

Aug 24, 2019

Best juniors in Australia battle in Tweed:

https://www.pressreader.com/australia/tweed-daily-news/20190824/282033328853583

May 7, 2019

Falck rises up the ranks:

https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/62645699/pegasus-post-may-07-2019

(page 14)

Feb 12, 2019

Falck takes junior title:

https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/62397805/pegasus-post-february-12-2019

(page 8)

ITF title for up-and-coming Bishopdale tennis player:

https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/62397811/norwest-news-february-12-2019

(page 10)

Dec 17, 2018

Falck dominant on court:

https://www.star.kiwi/2018/12/falck-dominant-on-court/

Nov 29, 2018

Christchurch teen becomes youngest winner of 117 year old trophy:

https://www.star.kiwi/2018/11/watch-christchurch-teen-becomes-youngest-winner-of-117-year-old-trophy/

Falck's turn to get familiar with trophy:

https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/62248964/the-star-november-29-2018

(page 48)

Oct 26, 2018

NZ Junior Titles claimed by local pair:

https://www.star.kiwi/2018/10/nz-junior-titles-claimed-by-local-pair/

Mar 12, 2018

Congratulations Reece Falck on being selected in the TNZ Junior Davis Cup Team for 2018:

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1755135727876691

Achievements so far...

In 2020:

                - NZ Junior Male Player of the Year
                - Achieved first men’s ATP points at the M15 TeAnau event (Jan 2020)
                - Last round of qualifying: Australian Open junior event 2020 (Grand Slam)
                - First Round (after qualifying) : J1 event Tralalgon

In 2019:

                - Boys Singles Finalist: 18U NZ National Championships (Dec 2019)

                - Boys Doubles Finalist: 18U NZ National Championships (Dec 2019)

                - Shirley Boys High School Sportsman of the Year 2019

                - Boys Doubles Winner: ITF J3 Christchurch (Sep 2019)

                - Boys Singles Finalist: ITF J5 Tay Ninh, Vietnam (16-21 Jul 2019)
                - Boys Doubles Finalist: ITF J5 Tay Ninh, Vietnam (16-21 Jul 2019)
                - Boys Singles Winner: ITF J4 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (8 Jul - 13 Jul 2019)
                - Tennis Canterbury Junior Male Player of the Year (2018/9)

                - Boys Doubles Winner: ITF J4 Ipoh, Malaysia (23 Apr - 28 Apr 2019)
                - Boys Singles Finalist: ITF J4 Ipoh, Malaysia (23-28 Apr 2019)
                - 16U New Zealand Junior Championships boys’ singles winner
                - 16U New Zealand Junior Championships boys’ doubles runner-up
                - Wilson Tennis Canterbury ITF championships Boys doubles winner
                - Secondary schools boys champion team cup

 

In 2018:

                - Canterbury Open Tennis Champion (all ages) youngest ever champion

                - Nexia NZ Canterbury Sports Awards (Young Sportsman of the Year)

                - Selected to represent NZ at Junior Davis Cup in Malaysia (under 16)

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