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Medibank and Tennis Cares share pre-loved tennis racquets

Medibank and Tennis Cares share pre-loved tennis racquets
April 19, 2016

As part of its overall strategy to boost participation in the sport, Tennis Australia's Tennis Cares initiative, backed by health insurer Medibank, has this week delivered hundreds of pre-loved tennis racquets to junior fans around the country.

Launched in the lead-up to the Australian summer of tennis, the Medibank Second Serve campaign encouraged Australians to donate unused and unwanted tennis racquets to help children in need become more physically active.

More than 300 racquets were donated to the cause, with world No.39 Daria Gavrilova starting the nationwide distribution at Dinjerra Primary School in Braybrook, Victoria.

Fiona Le Brocq, Medibank General Manager Brand and Marketing, said Second Serve was about helping others play tennis and was thrilled with the community’s support for the initiative.

Le Brocq added “we are committed to helping Aussies take steps towards better health, and through Medibank’s Second Serve more than 300 kids who might not otherwise have the chance can now go out and have a hit – that’s just terrific.”

Gavrilova said the Medibank Second Serve campaign was a great way to encourage more Australian children to get involved in tennis.

She explained “it’s really great to see so many kids receive a racquet and hopefully it inspires them to get out on the tennis court and improve their tennis.

“Tennis is a great sport for kids because it teaches them so many physical and social skills and they can continue playing their whole lives. I hope all the kids enjoy their new racquets and have a great tennis experience.”

For more information about Tennis Cares visit www.tennis.com.au

Image: Daria Gavrilova at Dinjerra Primary School in Braybrook, Victoria.

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