What is it?
The Active After-school Communities program is a national initiative that provides primary school-aged children with access to free, sport and other structured physical activity programs in the after-school time slot of 3.00pm to 5.30pm.
The program aims to provide opportunities for children in sport and other structured physical activities, and through a positive and fun experience, develop a love of sport that inspires them to join a local sporting club.
Run at over 3,200 schools and after-school care centres across Australia, the program gives up to 190,000 children the opportunity to try over 70 sports. Tennis QLD is proud to be apart of this program as it has proven an effective means of getting children into Tennis.
MLC Tennis Hot Shots and the Active After-school Communities
The AASC program has partnered with Tennis Australia to offer children participating in the AASC program a taste of the MLC Tennis Hot Shots program. Thisprogram has been designed specifically for the AASC program with the aim of engaging children in tennis and promoting the pathway to the MLC Tennis Hot Shots program in the local community. Find out more –> MLC Tennis Hot Shots brochure
How can tennis clubs get involved?
Your tennis club can be involved in the AASC program in numerous ways. A coach or person affiliated with your club who has the time and interest can deliver an AASC program for as little as one hour a week for up to 7 weeks, or if delivery is too time intensive, the AASC program can identify someone in the community to deliver the program on behalf of your club. This way your club can be involved by promoting membership opportunities through a variety of ways, such as:
Clubs should liaise directly with their local regional coordinator to plan how they may best be involved in the AASC program. Regional coordinators will also have many more ideas for promotion — the options are endless!
How Do I Sign Up?
If you are interested in being apart of the AASC program as a club or coach you can find your nearest AASC contact/office by visiting www.ausport.gov.au/aasc.