6 April 2021 | Tennis SA

Tennis Australia is excited to announce dates for the upcoming Females in Tennis Development Camps to be held in both the Riverland and Limestone Coast regions.

This new nationwide initiative created by Tennis Australia’s Performance team launched in South Australia late January with Whyalla playing host to the first of three development camps. With 25 camps Australia-wide, this program delivers content designed specifically for female players. Thanks to funding which comes as part of the 2019 Federal Government’s $12 million commitment to women and girls in tennis, the camp comes at no cost to players with registrations open to all female junior tennis players aged 9-14 years.

The day will include both on court and off court activities, plus an information session available for parents. Participants will focus on skill development, peer connection, and unique experiences with tennis.

Underpinning the overall philosophy is Tennis Australia’s Wellbeing Program, with activities designed for nurturing the development of emotionally healthy players.

“The format of the camp is unique. We’re able to create a comfortable setting for girls to explore new skills, and we have the time and space to run activities off court,” said Tennis Australia National Lead – Females in Tennis, Emma Shoemaker.

“Both from a wellbeing and on-court perspective, we know the skills we are teaching in these camps are ones that will be important down the track, especially if girls are looking to pursue high performance tennis,” Shoemaker said.

Sunday 25th April – Loxton
Sunday 30th May – Naracoorte

10am to 4pm

Loxton Tennis Club – 136 Bookpurnong Terrace, Loxton SA 5333
Naracoorte & District Sports Centre – Stewart Terrace, Naracoorte SA 5271


  • Exploring a key stroke in the women’s game
  • Connection – team, fun & friends
  • Parent session – ‘What girls are looking for from sport’

Girls aged 9 to 14 from all across South Australia are invited to participate. The Females in Tennis Development camps may identify players for ongoing opportunities available through both state and national development pathways and camps. These further opportunities also consist of initiatives through Tennis Australia’s inclusion talent pathways so girls identifying with a disability, who currently play tennis, are encouraged to register.

Players looking to attend the Loxton Females in Tennis Development Camp, please complete your registration HERE. Registrations close Wednesday 21 April.

Players looking to attend the Naracoorte Females in Tennis Development Camp, please complete your registration HERE. Registrations close Wednesday 26 May.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Emma Shoemaker (National Lead – Females in Tennis) at [email protected].

For players aged outside 9 to 14 years old who wish to register their interest, please email [email protected].