Tennis Australia in conjunction with its Member Associations, the Australian Sports Commission and the Learn Earn Legend initiative are providing opportunities for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to play tennis.
The national programs adopt a holistic approach to sport by taking these programs into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and schools. This, along with the transfer of tennis skills and expertise to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to develop and implement the Hot Shots Program along with other national programs that are community owned and driven.
The Tennis in School and National Schools Partnership Program is supported by providing equipment, playing and coaching opportunities, along with coach education to young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders on a national basis through player pathways linked to current TA programs, Project Talent and athlete development pathways.
Our approach is to:
- target specific schools and communities to deliver national tennis programs
- create a club–coach link to ensure a longer term commitment and social inclusion
- provide education opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in coach education to encourage the sustainability of programs
- facilitate partnership building between Member Associations (MAs) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundations, organisations and to engage the entire community (children, parents, teachers, elders).
Request a school visit
To request a school visit to in your area, contact your state or territory Member Association.
Tennis in schools
Learn more about how the Hot Shots Tennis in Schools program can benefit your school. More
Funding for Indigenous players
The Elite Indigenous Travel and Accommodation Assistance Program is for Indigenous sportspeople who have been selected for a state team to compete at national championships or an Australian team to compete at an international event. It is for travel and accommodation expenses only.
Find out more and apply for the Elite Indigenous Travel and Accommodation Assistance Program