School racquets a big hit

STUDENTS at St Joseph's Primary School will be able to practise their tennis serves after ANZ Tennis Hot Shots and Tennis Australia's School Partnership Program donated 13 brand new racquets to the school. 

REAL HIT. Ned Williamson, front, with classmates Alexander Watkins, left, Darcy Matthews, Indy Pringle, Jazlyn Schroeder and Grace Kentish.

REAL HIT. Ned Williamson, front, with classmates Alexander Watkins, left, Darcy Matthews, Indy Pringle, Jazlyn Schroeder and Grace Kentish.

The racquets are all fitted for young children and they were very excited to receive them. 

School physical education teacher, Hayley Higgs said that the racquets were an ideal size for young children and would provide a good introduction to the sport.

Students at St Patrick's Primary School, Pyramid Hill, also received racquets

The program is designed to encourage children to be active by picking up a racquet and learning tennis.

Program spokesperson and 22 times Grand Slam champion Todd Woodbridge is proud of the initiative's success.

"For them to take a racquet home means that tennis is always within their reach and helps kids to develop healthy habits that keep them fit and active," he said.

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