PIC | Dave & Al with Todd Woodbridge
Tennis champ Todd Woodbridge is in Tassie to present six Primary Schools with brand new tennis racquets.
Todd Woodbridge is in Hobart today before moving on to Launceston and Devonport as the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Racquet Roadshow hits the state to celebrate a record 80,000 racquets delivered to primary school students across the country.
Woodbridge, a 22-time Grand Slam champion and Darren Sturgess, Tennis Tasmania CEO are visiting six of Tasmania’s tennis partner schools delivering more than 170 brand new tennis racquets to prep students.
The ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Racquets Roadshow kicked off today in Hobart, travelling to Launceston tomorrow (Thursday) and will finish in Devonport on Friday (9 June)
The tour starts at 9.00 am today at Goodwood Primary School, Derwent Park, then to Glen Huon Primary School, Glen Huon.
Thursday's presentations will take in Scotch Oakburn College, Newstead and Newstead Christian School. The week will finish off at Devonport Primary School and Andrews Creek Primary, Wesley Vale
ANZ Tennis Hot Shots and the School Partnership Program are part of Tennis Australia’s mission to encourage more children to pick up a racquet and learn tennis as part of their health and physical education curriculum.
ANZ’s support of the initiative has ensured reception students from registered schools receive a brand new racquet, with tens of thousands involved since January 2015 and currently more than 2,000 schools across Australia participate in the School Partnership Program as part of their health and physical education curriculum, with 60 located in Tasmania.
Todd Woodbridge and Darren Sturgess joined Triple M's Dave Noonan show today to tell Dave & Al about the schools program and talk tennis.
To qualify a Tennis Australia partner school must include tennis in their health and physical curriculum for a minimum of four weeks per year, host one intra-school tennis competition each year, partner with a local Tennis Australia club and coach, have the coordinating teacher participate in professional learning and form a student committee to provide tennis equipment for students at lunch time.
All Tennis Australia school resources are linked to the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education and have been endorsed by the Australian Council for Health and Physical Education Recreation (ACHPER). For more information please visit http://www.tennis.com.au/schools.
For further information on ANZ Tennis Hot Shots please visit hotshots.tennis.com.au.