Tennis Australia takes huge step to promote Aboriginal sports

Tennis Australia’s endeavor to advance the game among Australia’s indigenous populace has made a major stride with the dispatch of a debut indigenous tennis festival.

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FILE PHOTO: Former tennis player Evonne Goolagong-Cawley arrives with the women’s singles trophy before the final match between Serena Williams of the U.S. and Germany’s Angelique Kerber at the Australian Open tennis tournament at Melbourne Park, Australia, January 30, 2016. Images courtesy – REUTERS/Jason Reed Picture Supplied by Action Images


The points of interest of the National Indigenous Tennis Carnival (NITC) were declared by 14-time Grand Slam champion Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Tennis Northern Territory CEO Sam Gibson and 22-time Grand Slam doubles champion  Woodbridge on Monday.

The festival will be held at the Darwin International Tennis Center between September 6 and 9 and is relied upon to pull in a great many guests.

Cawley, who was conspicuous in the 1980s, and Ashleigh Barty, as of now positioned the sixteenth on the planet, are the main two indigenous Australian tennis players to ever make the best 500 in the rankings.

The NITC plans to “observe Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture by uniting a huge number of people and gatherings.”

“Tennis Australia and the states will work with indigenous youth all around the nation to help make pathways and open doors for these players which is energizing,” Cawley said in a media discharge.

“I was the primary Aboriginal to play in top level competitions and it’s extraordinary for me to see an expansion in indigenous youth playing nowadays.

“This fair will commend these children and bring everybody from around the nation together,” Cawley said.