U15 Duo Dominates at Provincials
Practice doesn’t make perfect, it makes permanent. Sharone Vernon-Evans and Parvir Jhajj learned that at an early age, and even with all of their success, they’ve stuck with it. The pair is fresh off a 15u provincial sweep. First winning the indoor provincials in April, then coming out on top at the beach volleyball provincials this past weekend.
After competing in the much tougher 18u division this year, coming first was more of a statement than a challenge. Jhajj and Vernon-Evans beat a well trained duo from the Oxford Crush in two straight sets.
“We really wanted to push ourselves this year, and the best way to do that was to play up to 18u,” says Vernon-Evans. “When we came back to play 15u, everything was easier.”
The duo credits their success to the strength of their coaches and their ability to serve tough.
“Coach Jessy and Coach Phil push us hard every single practice,”said Jhajj. “We focus on the basics – serving and passing. That’s what’s really important in volleyball. And every Wednesday we learn something new with Lennard Krapp at practice,”
Jhajj and Vernon-Evans both enjoy the beach environment and the challenges that come with it. With the sun, wind, and temperature all playing a role in the game, they’ve learned to adjust to the different conditions.
“They work hard each and every practice,” said coach Jessy Satti. A lot of kids their age win a few tournaments and they let it get to their head. These guys are focused on winning and they know what it takes to do it.”
The team is currently training with Pakmen and hope to continue their success this year while playing on the u16 indoor team.
Good luck boys! Pakmen is rooting for you!