Gibbs PS students make a racquet after visit of tennis stars


Todd Woodbridge (front) and Alicia Molik gave out tennis racquets to students at Gibbs Street Primary School recently.
Todd Woodbridge (front) and Alicia Molik gave out tennis racquets to students at Gibbs Street Primary School recently.

THERE is no shortage of tennis racquets at Gibbs Street Primary School after a visit from two of the biggest names in Australian tennis.

The East Cannington school was one of just a handful in WA to receive a visit from tennis stars Todd Woodbridge and Alicia Molik when they toured the country handing out racquets as part of the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Racquet Roadshow.

More than 30,000 racquets will be handed out to Australian schools this year, with Riverton, Wilson and Orana primary schools also benefiting.

Woodbridge said the initiative was a great way to encourage more children to take up the sport.

“The ANZ racquet initiative is a fantastic way to introduce and inspire more kids to play tennis,” he said.

“ANZ has helped us introduce tennis to kids in schools by delivering 110,000 racquets across the country (since 2015) which is an amazing achievement.

“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.”

Visit www.tennis.com.au/schools for more information.

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