Year three and four students from Myponga Primary School, Victor Harbor R-7 School, Encounter Lutheran College, and Eastern Fleurieu School Strathalbyn picked up a racquet to give tennis a ‘hot shot’ on Friday, October 26.
The Hot Shots program is a partnership between Tennis SA and ANZ, and Victor Harbor Tennis Club hosted the program at its courts for a Fleurieu Schools Tennis Day.
Tennis SA participation manager Matt Fitzgerald said the day gave students a chance to learn tennis and related skills like sportsmanship while playing with their friends.
“It’s about engaging year threes and fours to play tennis on purpose-built courts,” he said.
It’s giving every kid the opportunity to play. It’s about having fun and getting active.Matt Fitzgerald, Tennis SA
“It’s giving every kid the opportunity to play. It’s not about the standard, it’s about having fun and getting active.”
The purpose-built courts are about half the size of a normal court, and the balls are specially made to encourage rallying between teams.
The winning team was selected to take part in the School Country State Final at Memorial Drive tennis courts on November 27, and also received a gift for their school. Six players who showed great sportsmanship also won a prize.