Doubles tennis legend inspiring next generation

ANZ home and lending manager Simon Corrigan and Kingsway branch manager Tanya Brynjulfsen, and John Fitzgerald with Landsdale Primary School pre-primary students. Picture: Damo's Photography
ANZ home and lending manager Simon Corrigan and Kingsway branch manager Tanya Brynjulfsen, and John Fitzgerald with Landsdale Primary School pre-primary students. Picture: Damo's Photography

LANDSDALE Primary School students served their best shots when seven-time Grand Slam doubles champion John ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald visited last week.

The former doubles world number one joined Kingsway ANZ branch manager Tanya Brynjulfsen to present new tennis racquets to 100 pre-primary students before helping them test their skills on the court.

Now in its third year, the Racquet Roadshow encourages kids Australia-wide to get involved in physical activity, with studies showing racquet sports including tennis increase life expectancy by almost 10 years.

A further 30,000 racquets will be handed out to first year primary school students across Australia in more than 500 schools this year.

More sport from around Perth