Bourchier Finalist in Midura

Harry has ended a three week swing of ITF Futures by reaching the final of the Mildura Grand International. This career best performance will now see Harry’s ATP ranking rise to the mid 600’s when the new ranking are released. The final was a tough encounter that saw a more experienced Mathew Barton overcome Harry in straight sets. Despite the loss it was a fantastic week for Harry that will build confidence going into the next few weeks.

The swing of tournaments was also highlighted by a quarterfinal appearance at the Nyrstar Port Pirie Tennis International and a semifinal appearance with partner David Sofaer (HKG) in doubles at the same event.

Harry has now set his focus on the last two ITF Futures for the Australian summer. Starting March, 23 the Melbourne Park Men’s International and starting March, 30 the Mornington Peninsula Men’s Tennis International.

Below is an article on Harry reaching the final in The Mercury Paper, March, 15.Harry Mercury 3_15_15

Harry warming up for the Midura Grand International Final

Harry warming up for the Midura Grand International Final

Harry’s Ranking on the Rise

Australian summer and start to 2015 has been a great one thus far for Harry. Due to a few fantastic matches and wins, Harry’s ATP ranking has been steadily dropping and is now  770; with hopes for continued dropping throughout the rest of the season.

Recently, Harry’s success and resultant drop in ranking was written about in The Tasmanian Mercury newspaper (article link here).

Thank you to all for the hometown support!!!

Harry Launceston Challenger

Harry’s Homecoming

Harry has returned to Tasmania, of the back of competing at the Australian Open Qualifying. After bowing out of the Qualifying, Harry spent the next 2 weeks in Melbourne training and immersing himself in the Australian Open. He had great opportunities to practice and spend time with Novak Djokovic, Tomas Berdych and Rafael Nadal.

This week Harry has won the hotly contested Tasmanian Open, defeating Victorian No.1 seed, Dayne Kelly. This win has helped his momentum and confidence ahead of the Burnie ATP Challenger, were he has been awarded a wildcard into the main draw. Bourchier will kick off his singles campaign Monday February, 2 at the Burnie Tennis Club.

Harry will then compete in the Launceston ATP Challenger, which will start on Saturday February, 7 at Launceston Regional Tennis Centre. If your in the area get down and support Harry!

For more on Harry’s win at the Tasmanian Open, follow the link below:

Bourchier’s sights set on international stage

Harry and Rafa

Harry training with Rafael Nadal

 

Bourchier Kicking off the Australia Summer of Tennis

Harry has finished his preparations for the 2015 Australian Summer of tennis which will be  highlighted with a wildcard entry into the Australian Open Qualifying. Harry has been training hard over the past three weeks with coach Simon Youl in his hometown of Hobart. This comes off a great end to the 2014 season which saw his ATP ranking drop 300 spots to 815 and also saw him win his very last junior tournament, winning the Australian 18’s Nationals.

Harry has made his way to Brisbane to compete in the Brisbane International. His first round of qualifying will start Saturday and the tournament will run through the week. Harry will also compete in tournaments in Sydney, Melbourne, Launceston and Burnie over the summer months.

If you are in any of these city’s be sure to check Harry’s Facebook fan page for times and dates of his tournaments and matches. Harry loves hometown support!

Harry returning a serve as he prepares for the 2015 Australian summer

Harry returning a serve as he prepares for the 2015 Australian summer

Bourchier 18/u Australian Champion

Tasmanian top seed Harry Bourchier has gone one step further than last year and taken out the 18/u Australian Championship title with a 7-5 6-3 defeat of second seed Marc Polmans. The win comes of a great few months for the Tasmanian who has seen his ATP ranking drop to 815.

With the win Harry was awarded an entry in to the Australian Open 2015 Play-off, he went down in straight set to last years winner Jordan Thompson. Harry will now continue training over the next few weeks to ready himself for the new year and Australian Summer of Tennis.

Stay tuned for more to come on his 2015 schedule.

See full article at the link below:

Bourchier Hoist 18/U Australian Trophy

Harry & Sonja 2014 18s Australian National Champion

Harry & Sonja 2014 18s Australian National Champion

 

Harry to headline in Asia Pacific Tennis League (ATL)

Harry is set to headline for the Tassie Devils in the Asia Pacific Tennis League (ATL) on Sunday December 7th at Launceston Regional Centre. Harry along with Tassie legend Richard Fromberg will be headlining for the Tassie Devils who are set to take on the Australia’s best. The team will be coached by Simon Youl, Harry’s current coach.

The ATL is a unique and fast-paced league played across Australia. The league comprises four Australian conferences each offering both a men’s and women’s league, with all matches being held between the 21st November and the 14th December 2014.

Action in the exciting ATL comes of the back of solid wins in two Wollongong  ITF Futures. Harry reached the quarter’s and round of 16 respectively taking out fellow Aussie Marc Polmans and world #240 Di Wu of China.

Follow the link for the  full article by Tennis Tasmania:

Tasmanian Devils to test their mettle in ATL

Harry in action in Australian Open Wildcard Playoffs

Bourchier Bound for Aus Open

Harry has completed the Glenorchy Open in stellar fashion, taking out both the singles and doubles tiles with partner Mario Matejoek. In one of Harry’s favorite hometown tournaments he only dropped one game in the final. The win is a great start to the Australian summer of tournaments that will start this week as Harry heads to Wollongong to compete in two ITF Futures events. With some strong results in the main draws of both tournaments, Harry will see his current ATP ranking of 869 continue to drop.

Harry will then head to Melbourne to compete at the annual December Showdown, where a victory will give the winner a wild card in the the main draw of the Australian Open.

Page 36 Mercury Monday 10th November 2014

The Mercury Monday 10th November 2014

 

 

2014 European tour re-cap – part 2

The second half of my European tour saw me head to the grass courts. After Paris I was unable to practice or compete. My abdominal was very sore and giving me issues. I had my fingers cross there was enough time for me to recover before Roehamton and Wimbledon, two tournaments that I was very much looking forward to.
To rest my abdominal I went to the beautiful island of Gernesy, England for 2 weeks. I stayed with family friends who were amazing to me. I couldn’t have asked for anything more. I didn’t do much at all. I had a holiday, in other words.
After my 2 weeks rest, I headed to London were I began my grass court preparation. It took a couple of days to get back into it, mainly because I had was making some slight changes to my serve technique to try and help my abdominal. A couple days out from the Roehamton I started playing practice sets again to try and get match ready, but honestly I just felt like I hadn’t played enough heading into my first round match. Grass is one of those surfaces that you need to train on to really feel comfortable, one because there are so few tournaments on grass during the year and two it plays very different to any other surface. I won my first match in a tight 3 setter, which I was happy with, as it was my first match on the grass. Second round, I played a very consistent opponent that didn’t give me much. I lost 6-3 in the third set. I was just happy I didn’t have my abdominal pain, it was just tight and stiff.
Next up was Wimbledon. The draw came out and they had me playing on Saturday which I was happy about because if I won my first one I would have a couple days off before my next round. Saturday came around and it was a cold, rainy day at Wimbledon. Play went on and off all day and eventually my match got postponed.
As the middle Sunday is a traditional rest day at Wimbledon, I came back on Monday! Ready and pumped up, I came out firing and won my first round 6-2 7-6. It wasn’t my best match, but I was happy that I got through. My second round was going to be a tough one as my opponent had a big game and could hurt you from anywhere on the court. I went down 6-4 7-6. I was down the whole match until 5-4 in the second, he was serving for the match but I managed to finally break him and turned it around giving myself 2 set points later that set, but was not able to take advantage of them. I also made it to the second round of the doubles draw with fellow Australian Marc Polmans.
I’m so happy that I had the privileged and experience to play Junior Wimbledon. I’m positive with the hard work I’m putting in now, I’ll be back soon! For now, see you Wimbledon.
Harry Wimbledon 2014

Harry Wimbledon 2014

Written by: Harry Bourchier

Bourchier to Represent Australia at Youth Olympic Games

An exciting few months are ahead for Harry. Harry has been selected to represent Australia and the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in China and then will visit NYC to contest the US Open Juniors.

The link to the article published by Tennis Tasmania is below:

http://www.tennis.com.au/tas/news/2014/07/16/bourchier-to-represent-australia-at-youth-olympic-games

Stay tuned!