Border students getting into the swing with brand new racquets

MAKING A RACQUET: Taylor Mitchell, Sienna Linssen, Montana Parker, Nate Parsons and Ava Hitchcock show off Wodonga Primary School's new racquets. Picture: JAMES WILTSHIRE
MAKING A RACQUET: Taylor Mitchell, Sienna Linssen, Montana Parker, Nate Parsons and Ava Hitchcock show off Wodonga Primary School's new racquets. Picture: JAMES WILTSHIRE

More than 300 of Albury-Wodonga’s tiniest tennis fans from four schools have received brand new tennis racquets through Tennis Australia’s Hot Shots program.

Wodonga Primary School collected 166 racquets, St Anne’s Primary School claimed 56, Wodonga West Primary School was delivered 50, while Wodonga South Primary School was presented with 30.

The initiative has already seen 80,000 racquets handed out to budding tennis stars since January 2015, with a further 30,000 to be delivered in 2018, bringing the total to 110,000 racquets. 

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. 

There are currently more than 2650 schools Australia-wide who participate in the program.