Darwin, 25 July 2012 | tennis.com.au

Tennis icon Evonne Goolagong Cawley was in Darwin yesterday to launch the Learn Earn Legend! Tennis Come and Try Days for young Indigenous Australians.

The Learn Earn Legend! initiative aims to encourage and support young Indigenous Australians to stay at school, get a job and be a legend for themselves, their family and their community.

Learn Earn Legend! Tennis Come and Try Days commence on Wednesday 25 July at Tennis Palmerston (Cnr Bonson Terrace & Tilston Ave, Moulden).

“Our program invites Indigenous girls and boys aged five–15 years to have fun and give tennis a real go,” said Goolagong Cawley.

“Our coaches are looking for kids who display enthusiasm, determination and a willingness to improve themselves given half a chance. Athletic ability is also taken into consideration but is not the determinant factor. So send your kids out onto the courts to have fun and to try their best.”

These clinics are designed to encourage young Indigenous Australians to pick up a racquet, have fun and give tennis a real go, with the aim to increase the number of Indigenous girls and boys playing tennis to help improve their health, education and employment opportunities.

Tennis Alice Springs (Traeger Park, Alice Springs) and Tennis Gove (Franklyn St, Nhulunbuy) will also host the Learn Earn Legend! Tennis Come and Try Days on 27 and 30 July respectively.

After the Northern Territory, the program will move to Western Australia, Canberra and Tasmania.

> Find out more about Indigenous Come and Try days