Melbourne, Australia, 22 February 2012 | Tennis Australia

Indigenous kids are being offered the chance to give tennis a go in a fun environment as part of the Tennis Come and Try Day on Sunday 4 March.

Held at the Albert Reserve Tennis Centre in Melbourne, it is open to Indigenous children aged between five and 15 and is a free event, with racquets and lunch provided.

Activities on the day will include a talk from Indigenous tennis legend Evonne Goolagong, tennis activities including MLC Tennis Hot Shots and game play, and coaching from National Indigenous Coach Ian Goolagong as well as other Indigenous and Tennis Australia coaches. There are also opportunities for coaching leading to tennis scholarships.

Evonne Goolagong is an ambassador for the Learn Earn Legend! initiative, an Australian Government message to Indigenous youth encouraging them to stay in school, find employment and be a legend for themselves, their family and their community. Tennis Australia is a partner organisation within this initiative, more information about which can be found here.

Tennis Australia will put on the Tennis Come and Try Day in conjunction with the Evonne Goolagong Foundation.

For more information about the day, you can read the official flyer.