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Sam Stosur launches ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Racquet Roadshow

Sam Stosur launches ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Racquet Roadshow
April 24, 2018

Grand Slam champion Sam Stosur today launched the 2018 edition of the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Racquet Roadshow which will see 110,000 racquets in the hands of first year primary school students by year end.

Speaking at Holy Name Primary School, Melbourne, Stosur said the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Racquet Roadshow was a fantastic initiative to get more kids active and playing tennis, commenting “tennis was such an important part of my childhood and it’s fantastic to see kids pick up a racquet and get involved in the sport through the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Racquet Roadshow.

“With more than 300,000 kids actively participating in grassroots tennis it’s just another way to encourage more kids to be active and healthy and pick up a sport they can play for a lifetime.”

The annual tour across Australia will this year see tennis ambassadors and legends Todd Woodbridge, John Fitzgerald and Alicia Molik, along with local ANZ representatives, visit more than 30 schools and take part in on-court tennis clinics in every Australian state and territory.

ANZ Tennis Hot Shots and Tennis Australia’s School Partnership Program aims to encourage more children to pick up a racquet and learn tennis as part of their health and physical education curriculum.

ANZ’s ongoing support of the initiative has already seen 80,000 racquets delivered to first year primary school students since January 2015, with a further 30,000 to be delivered in 2018.

Tennis Australia Chief Executive Craig Tiley said he looked forward to seeing the momentum of the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Racquet Roadshow continue.

Tiley advised “we are extremely pleased to see a further 30,000 racquets will be delivered to students across Australia during the second year of the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Racquet Roadshow. This ongoing initiative shows our continued joint commitment with ANZ to increasing tennis participation and ensuring kids are active at school.

“Schools play a huge role in the development of children, and at Tennis Australia we want to continue to support schools in providing an environment where the health and wellbeing of students is a top priority.”

A record 384,584 children played ANZ Tennis Hot Shots nationwide in 2016/17.

Tennis Australia’s School Partnership Program aims to give children the opportunity to pick up a racquet and play tennis as part of their health and physical education curriculum.

All Tennis Australia school resources are linked to the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education and have been endorsed by the Australian Council for Health and Physical Education Recreation (ACHPER).

For more information please visit tennis.com.au/schools.

Image: Sam Stosur presents racquets to children at Holy Name Primary School, Melbourne as part of the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Racquet Roadshow.

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