On Wednesday 10th April, Tennis NSW and Youth of Tomorrow delivered the School Education Program at Sydney Olympic Park. Primary School students from Parramatta North, Warwick Farm, Condell Park and Merrylands participated in the program, with over 200 kids on the day. The SEP was first held in 2008 at Melbourne Park (Australian Open) and in 2017 at Pat rafter Arena (Queensland).
Within an educational and sporting environment, this ground breaking program educates year 6 students about the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle through the sport of tennis and the values of mateship through a commemorative presentation about the Gallipoli campaign.
The SEP has hosted up to 8.100 primary school children including those from low social economic background and gives priority of access to students within regional areas.
This pathway program is produced in partnership with Tennis NSW with its Co-founders Umit Oraloglu and Australian tennis legend Pat Cash.
On the day students engaged with daily activities including a special presentation about the role of the ANZACs at Gallipoli, ANZ Tennis Hot Shots and a tour of Ken Rosewall Arena.
In conjunction with Tennis NSW, the main purpose of the program is to build stronger communities tomorrow by engaging with youth today and delivering a youth empowerment program that inspires self-purpose and drives positive change.
Each school that attended SEP received educational booklets from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs NSW and Canberra to put in their library as a resource for students.
For more information on the SEP, please visit www.yot.org.au