24 Apr Tayla finds success at the Australian Open

Nayland College’s Tayla Nesbitt has returned from the Australian Junior Table Tennis Open on top of her game. The Year 12 student competed in the Open as part of the New Zealand junior team, earning a second overall placing for the silver medal spot.


The Open was hotly contested by teams from Australasia and Asia, including representatives from traditionally strong countries like China and South Korea. Tayla said the experience of playing against international competitors was intimidating, but also exciting.

As a result of her performance at the Open, Tayla has been selected for the national junior women’s team, and will attend training camps during the year to prepare for the NZ National Championships.