Sydney Indigenous Tennis Program

The Sydney Indigenous Tennis Program (SITP) will promote and encourage healthy lifestyles for Indigenous people through tennis. We hope that by providing positive Indigenous role models the SITP will foster a kinship between young and old, teachers and students alike. We want to boost self-esteem and confidence through physical activity and we want to provide free access to tennis for members of the community who may not otherwise be able to afford it.

The SITP comprises three elements:

  • Free after-school tennis lessons and tennis camps for Indigenous children & youth who reside in and around the inner-city communities of Sydney
  • Training of Indigenous youth & adult tennis players as tennis coaches through Tennis Australia’s internationally recognised certification programs
  • Employment of Indigenous people as tennis coaches

To make a donation

Please donate to the Sydney Indigenous Tennis Program and assist us in providing an opportunity to support kids whether it’s about exercising, eating healthy or just having fun. No matter the size, know that your donation will make a difference in helping the kids. All donations of $2 or over are Tax Deductible and will go towards the project.

Make all cheques payable to the Aboriginal Medical Service Co-operative Ltd and send to

Aboriginal Medical Service Co-operative Ltd

PO Box 1174
Strawberry Hills NSW 2012

** please request that your donation be put towards the Sydney Indigenous Tennis Program (SITP)

For Electronic Fund Transfers (EFT):

AMS Gift Deductable Fund

BSB 062231
A/C 10200781

** please specify Sydney Indigenous Tennis Program on the EFT Reference

If you would like more information on the program or would like to get involved please contact:

Lua Penrith De Burgh – Program Founder

Ph:             0449 519 777
Email:       [email protected]     

  Our sponsors and supporters…

  • Tennis Australia and Tennis NSW
  • Jensen’s Tennis Centre
  • Redfern Aboriginal Medical Service Cooperative
  • The Elsa Dixon Aboriginal Employment Program funded by the Minister for Education & Training through the NSW Department of Education & Training
  • Council of the City of Sydney
  • Australian Sports Commission
  • NSW Department of Sport and Recreation
  • South Sydney Aboriginal Corporation Resource Centre
  • Redfern Community Centre
  • Psychiatric Rehabilitation Australia
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