16 May 2018 | Tennis Queensland

The Brisbane International Schools’ Challenge is a unique chance for young players to get a taste for competitive tennis in a fun environment, with the state finalists compete alongside the world’s best players at the 2019 Brisbane International.

The competition is all about participation, providing a positive playing experience, encouraging friendships and giving students the opportunity to represent their school in a team environment.

Last year, lucky winners of the State Final had their photographs taken on Pat Rafter Arena with the tournament champions, Nick Kyrgios and Elina Svitolina.

The road to the 2019 Brisbane International will soon be underway, with district days for red, orange and green ball about to kick off across the state.

Red ball district days are listed here.

There’s still a chance for schools to submit teams from year 5 and 6 under the orange and green ball district days. Your school can apply now.

Marc Wittmann, Tennis Queensland Leagues Manager, says any school in the state can enter a team for district trials, with the winner of the regional trials to go on to play at the Brisbane International alongside the stars.

“We want the kids to have a great the experience around the big tournament,” said Wittmann.

“The team element that we have going is the most important part so we don’t create individual, single-minded people. It grows the kids, not just as players, but as people as well.

“Last year, we had some kids saying it was the best experience of their life.”