National Tennis Club Senior Professional Nicky Howell is competing in the 2017 Australian Open at the Royal Melbourne Tennis Club in Melbourne. This is a bit of a homecoming for Nicky, as this is where he worked prior to joining us in Newport and is also where his father Jonathan is a Professional. Nicky won his first match against John Lumley in 4 sets in extreme heat (earning an ice bath), unfortunately the luck of the draw was not in his favor as his next match was against former National Tennis Club Head Professional and World Number 1 Camden Riviere. Nick did push Camden some, however, Camden prevailed in a straight 3 set win. Nick continues to play at the Australian teaming with John Lumley in Doubles with their first match Monday (1/9). Their doubles match (8 PM EST) and all remaining matches can be viewed on the Royal Melbourne Tennis Club YouTube Channel. Congratulations Nicky you have represented the National Tennis Club very well!