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Kent Yamazaki and Bob Brett Foundation Scholarship Fund

Kent Yamazaki (2004-2020)

The Kent Yamazaki and Bob Brett Tennis Foundation aims to advance, encourage and promote the education of financially and/or socially disadvantaged youth through participation in tennis. Passionate about the physical and mental health benefits of tennis and fostering personal development, the Foundation regularly holds events across Australia to give youths in metro and regional areas the opportunity to obtain a new skill as well as providing an accessible experience of competitive tennis at a lower cost.

Essential tournament services and equipment are supplied at a subsidised cost from affiliated organisations and coordinated by the Kent Yamazaki & Bob Brett Tennis Foundation volunteers. The volunteers are all young tennis players, coaches, and tennis officials who understand the regulations and act as role models for the children.

The Kent Yamazaki and Bob Brett Tennis Foundation has recently been granted the opportunity to assist athletes financially where they meet the selection criteria aligning with the vision articulated in Bob’s coaching and life philosophy. The scholarship fund’s purpose is to assist young Australians who are under financial or other hardships, through tennis as a medium for play as well as personal growth.

Applications for the 2022 Scholarship Fund are now open and will close on 30 April 2022. Players should apply via www.kentyamazaki-bobbrett.org/scholarship-fund

The timeline for the application process is as follows:
30 April 2022 – Applications close
Mid-May 2022 – Selection Panel reviews all applications/interviews
End of May 2022 – All applicants informed of their application status
Mid-June 2022 – Grants commence

For more information about the Kent Yamazaki and Bob Brett Foundation and to read Kent and Bob’s stories, please visit: www.kentyamazaki-bobbrett.org/ 

Bob Brett (1953-2021)