Indigenous participants will be aiming to follow in the footsteps of proud Indigenous tennis ambassadors Ash Barty and Evonne Goolagong-Cawley as South Australia’s Indigenous Tennis Carnival continues at Playford Tennis Centre on Thursday 30 June 2022.
Approximately 90 students from Elizabeth East Primary School, Elizabeth North Primary School and Kaurna Plains School will come together to participate in tennis and cultural activities.
The event follows a community activation held at the Tennis SA clay courts on Sunday 19 June.
The events are designed to offer Indigenous youth the opportunity to experience tennis, giving participants the chance to come and try the sport for the first time or further their skills, while learning about and celebrating First Nations culture.
In total, ten lead-in events are taking place around Australia over the coming months before players from each state and territory are selected to attend the National Indigenous Tennis Carnival in Darwin, Northern Territory from 11-14 August 2022.
“The Indigenous Tennis Carnival is a key part of our pathway to ensure that tennis is accessible, brings communities together and provides more opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to participate and engage in our sport,” Tennis SA CEO Debbie Sterrey said.
“We are thrilled to have hosted our first Indigenous Tennis Carnival event at the Tennis SA clay courts earlier this month and we are looking forward to welcoming Elizabeth East Primary School, Elizabeth North Primary School and Kaurna Plains School to Playford tomorrow.”