TENNIS CARES COMMUNITY GRANTS
Margaret River Tennis Club and Lawley Park Tennis Club were recently announced as the inaugural WA recipients of the national Tennis Cares Community Grant Program.
The Tennis Cares Community Grant supports projects that demonstrate how tennis can have a positive impact in communities across Australia, particularly those projects that support children and youth.
Margaret River Tennis Club was successful in their bid to run a Junior Super Stars Program each Saturday morning. The uniqueness of this program lies in the fact that the sessions will be run by juniors, for juniors. It is anticipated that this will have a two-fold effect in that the experienced juniors running the program will gain valuable work experience, and grow in confidence as mentors and coaches, whilst the young participants are likely to feel more comfortable learning the game from someone closer to their own age.
The range of youth-run program offerings that cater for different ages and levels of experience, couples with load racquets and a free healthy morning tea, is expected to draw both new and existing juniors players to the program. And with strong alliances already in place with local schools, including Margaret River Primary, Margaret River High School and St.Thomas Moore, Program Coordinators expect a strong uptake from the local students, as well as children in the surrounding suburbs of Karridale and Augusta.
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