FORMER world No. 1 Evonne Goolagong Cawley will run an indigenous come-and-try tennis day in Warrnambool this month.
Goolagong Cawley said the program was for indigenous children from ages five to 15. The seven-time grand slam singles winner said the aim of the program was to “have fun and give tennis a real go”.
“Our coaches are looking for kids who display enthusiasm, determination and a willingness to improve themselves given half a chance,” Goolagong Cawley said.
“Athletic ability is also taken into consideration but is not the determinant factor.
“Some youngsters from each indigenous tennis come-and-try day may be selected to receive equipment and further coaching.
“With agreement from their parent or guardian, these boys and girls will be encouraged and expected to attend their school and their tennis sessions.
“This will give them the opportunity to be selected to attend a joint Goolagong-Tennis Australia state development camp held in October and November.”
The Evonne Goolagong Foundation, in conjunction with Tennis Australia, will run the come-and-try day.
It will be held at Warrnambool Lawn Tennis Club on March 22 from 10am to 2.30pm.
Goolagong Cawley will take the program to Sale on March 24 and Bairnsdale on March 25.