The country’s highest-ranked junior player will this weekend finally join the University of Louisville men’s tennis side, after he agreed terms with them earlier this year.
The 18-year-old has been in terrific form ahead of the switch to the US, winning his ninth and tenth International Tennis Federation (ITF) Doubles titles in successive weeks.
“I am really happy with my performance,” Lock told The Zimbabwean, 8 after he and Ivory Coast partner, Abdoul Ouattara, emerged victorious again this past weekend.
“I am overly excited to start a new chapter in my life. I am to work hard to achieve my goals. It is a great stepping stone for my professional tennis career and I am really excited,” he said of his upcoming stint with The Cardinals, as the University of Louisville team is nicknamed.
Rex Ecarma, Head Coach of the side, expressed enthusiasm at having the right-handed backhand specialist in the side. “I am excited a player with Courtney’s playing style will be joining us and he also has nice doubles skills,” he said.
The teenager follows in the footsteps of his father, Martin who was a star player at Morehead State in the 1980s, and elder brother, Benjamin (21), currently a top player at Florida State University.Post published in: Sport