Australian tennis great, John Fitzgerald visited Tuncurry Public School recently, as part of the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Racquet Roadshow around Australia.
The nine-time grand slam champion delivered brand new tennis racquets to first year primary students to promote the sport to the younger generation.
The program will see a total of 110,000 racquets delivered to students by the end of 2018, and that number is growing every year.
“It’s such a great sport for all ages, I have always been passionate about promoting it, and this program is something that makes a real difference,” John said.
“The skills used for tennis are adaptable to so many other aspects of life, it’s teaching kids coordination and teamwork, as well as a fun new sport they can play their whole lives, at any level.”
Tennis Australia CEO, Craig Tiley said he looked forward to seeing the momentum of the Hot Shots Racquet Roadshow continue.
“This ongoing initiative shows our continued joint commitment with ANZ to increasing tennis participation and ensuring kids are active at school,” Mr Tiley said.
“Schools play a huge role in the development of children, and at Tennis Australia we want to continue to support schools in providing an environment where the health and well-being of students is a top priority.”
For further information on ANZ Tennis Hot Shots please visit www.hotshots.tennis.com.au.