10 March 2024 | Tennis NSW

9th – 12th May 2024
(Awabakal Country – Newcastle)

After the success of our events in 2022 & 2023, Tennis NSW is excited once again to be presenting the NSW leg of the National Indigenous Tennis Carnival.

This year’s Carnival runs 9th – 12th May, on Awabakal Country at District Park Broadmeadow and is a celebration of Indigenous tennis and culture.

9th May – NITC Schools Event

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Students attending school in the Hunter Region. This event is delivered in partnership with The Wollotuka Institute at the University of Newcastle, and combines tennis, cultural activities and student pathway sessions.

  • Venue: District Park Tennis, Broadmeadow (Newcastle – Awabakal Country)

This free event includes:

  • Traditional and modified tennis activities with professional coaches
  • Cultural activities
  • Student Pathways information
  • Complimentary lunch for participants and teachers
  • Prizes and Giveaways

How to get involved:

  1. School administrators to register schools attendance by 22nd March 2024, contact [email protected] if your school requires information. Click here for school administrator registration form.
  2. Confirmed schools will be sent individual student registration forms that are required to be completed by Friday the 12th of April (Max 12 students per school).


Friday, 10th May
Free First Nations Participation Coaching Course

Opportunity for players, parents, teachers, and community activity providers to learn how to deliver tennis for their local community. This course is delivered in partnership with Coaching Unlimited.

  • Venue: District Park Tennis, Broadmeadow (Newcastle – Awabakal Country)
  • Time: 10.30pm –5.00pm
  • Register: Register here by 12th April 2024
  • Other information:
    • Over 15 years of age (NITC players and/or parents encouraged to apply
    • Free Course & 2 years of coach membership
    • Lunch provided.
    • Travel support (fuel vouchers & one night accommodation)
    • Reimbursement for new compliance documents available
    • Partnering with Coaching Unlimited


11th & 12th May
NITC NSW- Talent Camp

  • Venue: District Park Tennis, Broadmeadow (Newcastle – Awabakal Country)
  • Time: Sat 11th  (9am-4pm) Sun 12th (8am-12noon)
  • Register: – Register here by 31st March for consideration – players will be notified of the outcome of their application by 6th April
  • Other information:
    • Free Event, lunch provided.
    • Ages 10-18 years
    • Players who are playing competitive level tennis at local, regional, state or national level)
      • Green Ball (Max age 12)
      • Yellow Ball (Max age 18)
    • $100 travel support available for participants more than 1 hour from venue

National Carnival 2024 (NSW Team Nominations)

  • National Indigenous Tennis Carnival Dates (Darwin): 8th – 11th August 2024.
  • Travel may be required on 7th August and/or 12th August.
  • Players will need to submit another application for their NSW team nomination.
  • More information will be provided when we receive information from Tennis Australia, players who wish to attend are encouraged to participate in this talent camp.

 Past NSW Indigenous Tennis Carnivals

NSW NITC Events 2023

NSW NITC Events 2022

NSW had the opportunity to hold the inaugural NSW Indigenous Tennis Carnival/Come and Try which involved 120 students registered from across the Hunter region.

The carnival celebrated youth, culture, and sport through the delivery of tennis and cultural activities. The day included cultural activities off court through partnerships with the local community including the Evonne Goolagong Foundation, Wollutuka-Newcastle University, Office of Sport Aboriginal Development Officer and State Project Officer, Hunter Aboriginal Education Consultancy Group (AECG), Awabakal Aboriginal Land Council, Winanga-y Dreaming, Yukul Art and Discover Sports Group – Newcastle.

June, 2022

Tennis NSW held the NSW Indigenous State Carnival at Sydney Olympic Park. This event was open for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people who already play tennis at a local or competitive level.

Over the two days, 20 Indigenous youth participated in the carnival celebrating culture and sport through the delivery of  a variety of cultural activities, discussions and tennis.

This event also launched the unveiling of the Tennis NSW Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan. The launch of the RRAP kicked off the Indigenous Tennis Carnival with special guests including the Office of Sport CEO Karen Jones, and the Shadow Minister for Sport and local MP, Julia Finn. The Gadhungal Murring Aboriginal Dance Group conducted the Welcome to Country, smoking ceremony and provided insight into the significance and meaning of their traditional dances before getting the young players up to perform.

Participating in this event provided the opportunity to be selected to represent NSW at the National Indigenous Tennis Carnival to be held in Darwin in Aug, 2022.