4 May 2015 | tennis.com.au

It was another big week of Aussie tennis headlines. Check out our wrap of the week’s biggest news stories.

Thanasi Kokkinakis in action during his fourth-round loss to compatriot Bernard Tomic at the 2015 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California; Getty Images

Young gun Thanasi Kokkinakis is fast becoming a media fixture. The 19-year-old again hit the headlines this week, with the Launceston Examiner tracking his progress towards the world’s top 100.


Hot on Kokkinakis’s heels in the coming years will be fellow South Australian Liam Delaney, who has been selected to compete in this month’s Super 10s competition series. Delaney, who started playing tennis at the age of four, was one of 16 boys selected for the series and was quick to catch the attention of his local Border Watch.

Australian Open 2015. Tennis Cares. Resevoir East Primary School Robin O'Neill (Manager of Govt. Relations and Strategic Projects Tennis Australia) and James Cumming (Principal Resevoir East Primary School) turn the first sod for the Hot Shot Courts

Reservoir East Primary School in Melbourne has received a visit from renowned indigenous artist Chern’ee Sutton, who painted three totem poles in the school’s native garden and indigenous wetland. The artwork is part of a Tennis Cares initiative at the school, which includes building four ANZ Tennis Hot Shots courts for students to enjoy. The Preston Leader has been keeping up to date with the project, which is due for completion in July.