Tennis West has renamed the Girls State League the Casey Dellacqua Cup.
Dellacqua will also serve as an Ambassador for the popular competition.
The retired West Australian tennis star was thrilled to put her name to a competition that meant so much to her as a developing player.
“I’m so excited and honoured to be named ambassador for the Casey Dellacqua Cup, which you will all know as the Junior State League,” Dellacqua said.
“It was an event throughout my junior career, and as I progressed into the senior ranks, that I played every weekend.
“It actually really developed me into being the player that I ended up being.
“It’s such a great concept and I’m so glad it is still thriving all these years later.
“There are a few values that I learnt throughout my years of playing State League about equality, fairness, it taught me resilience, playing a lot of the older girls that often beat me, but I found a way to beat them.”
Tennis West Manager of Tournaments and Competitions, Loretta Hughes, said Dellacqua was the ideal choice to be the face of the League.
“Casey is a the perfect Ambassador for WA’s elite junior girls State League, now named the Casey Dellacqua Cup,” Hughes told emageogroup.com.
“As a junior, Casey benefited from her matches in this team environment, with her peers and friends, on her pathway to success.
“She is a great role model for WA’s young tennis players, with her achievements both on and off the court. Thank you Casey, for giving back to the girls who hope to follow in your footsteps”
The first round of matches get underway from this Sunday 20 October.