National Indigenous Tennis Carnival

8 AUG–11 AUG 2024

The pinnacle event of the Indigenous tennis pathway - to celebrate indigenous cultures through tennis both on and off the court.

Tennis Pathway

NITC Showdown (tournament)

The tournament showcase’s the best Indigenous tennis talent in the country. Both the boys and the girls tournaments are split in 14&U and 18&U age groups with the winners being crowned the National Indigenous Tennis Champions with a chance to represent Australia.

NITC FAST4 (green ball)

This 18&U teams event provides a platform for up and coming Indigenous tennis players to transition from participation to the tournament stream.

NITC Big Serve (red ball)

This 12&U teams event focusses on driving participation at the grass roots level with players forming community-based teams during the event.

Important Information

Travel Arrangements:

Flights to Darwin will be booked and shuttle buses will be provided


Local accommodation options will be provided

Other funding options

Sport Australia ‘Local Sporting Champions’ grant applies to children aged between 12-18 years. There are also a variety of state/ territory based funding sources that could be applicable. More information to be provided in due course.

State based “come and try”

Select a state to find your nearest
“come and try” day

  1. ACT
  2. NSW
  3. NT
  4. QLD
  5. SA
  6. TAS
  7. VIC
  8. WA
Event Date Location
Come and Try Day 11 or 12th July TBC
Event Date Location
EGF Come and Try Day 18/06/2019 Forster
Naidoc Week Tennis Activation 12/07/2019 NCIE
Event Date Location
Talent Camp/Regional Carnival 24/05/2019 Katherine
Racquets and Red Dust Program Katherine
EGF Come and Try Day TBC TBC
Event Date Location
Western Rivers Cup 08/06/2019 Roma
Western Rivers Cup 15/06/2019 Toowoomba
EGF Come and Try Day 21/06/2019 Ipswich
Naidoc Week Camp - Indigenous Big Serve TBC Cairns
  • For "Come and Try" day enquiries, please contact Caitlin Lyons.
Event Date Location
EGF Come and Try Day 03/06/2019 Playford City
EOI Process TBA
Event Date Location
Come and Try Day 8/9th July Launceston Tennis World
Come and Try Day 11/12th July Burnie Tennis Club
Come and Try Day 15/16th July Hobart Domain Tennis Centre
Come and Try Day 18/19th July Cygnet Tennis Club
Event Date Location
EOI Process April-June
Team Building State Day 22/06/2019 Melbourne Park
Tennis Clinic with VAHS 09/07/2019 Epping YMCA
Event Date Location
Come and Try Day 25/05/2019
3 week training squad 8/22/29 June
Team selections 1-7th July
Permissions and registration 7-21st July
Final group training/expectations 1 week before

NITC 2019 Results

Event / Award Winner Runner Up
18/u Boys Toby Radford (VIC) Charlie Pade (NSW)
18/u Girls Mikayla Zahirovic (QLD) Krystal Clarke (NSW)
14/u Boys Liam Williams (VIC) Jayden Kemp (SA)
14/u Girls Ausha Paulson (NSW) Asia Khan (NSW)
Goolagong Medal Mikayla Zahirovic (QLD)
Ash Barty Cup
(Participation and Effort award)
Team Victoria

2019 National Indigenous Tennis Carnival

National Indigenous Tennis Carnival 2019 Highlights
Evonne and Ash immortalised in mural