Maori tennis stars stay in Northland

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A couple of young tennis stars from the north have turned their back on poachers from Auckland Waatea News has reported.

In just their second year of competing, 12-year-old and his 10-year-old brother Matiu Baker cleaned up the opposition at the summer tournaments.

Their mother Sue, who’s from Ngapuhi and Ngati Porou, says this attracted the attention of city clubs, but the family decided not to move back from Whangarei.

The family is fund-raising to send the brothers to Brisbane at the end of the month for a junior development tour with professional coach Peter Stenburg.

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