Is Gretel Tippett set to become the next superstar of Australian netball? This player on the rise is a fascinating study in contrasts.
BY JENNY SINCLAIR
Gretel Tippett is a fascinating dichotomy. On court, she’s a powerful and athletic presence; a former world class junior basketballer, now an Australian Diamond. Off court she’s incredibly modest, far more comfortable praising her teammates than chatting about her own achievements. It’s an engaging trait, giving no hint that she’s risen to become one of netball’s most unique and consistently performed goal attacks. It was as a little girl that her early competitiveness was first tapped. She’d chase her older brothers, Kurt and Joel, around the back yard, wanting to join in with their games.