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Hot Shots Tennis program developing regional talent

Jugiong Public School students at the Tennis Centre in Sydney Olympic Park

Image: Jugiong Public Schools students at the State Finals at the Tennis Centre at Sydney Olympic Park

Thanks to the ANZ Hot Shots Tennis program, Jugiong Public School students made it all the way through to the State finals in Sydney following a successful outing in the Hot Shots tennis tournament in Yass.

Remarkably, the school has just 24 students, six of whom are in the Year 3/4 who fell within the age group for the qualifying tournament.

“Tennis is not a sport traditionally played in the village and not at school as we don't have the facilities,” Principal Judy McFadyen said.

“Hot Shots has enabled the children to learn tennis and they love it. They play before school and in their breaks. 

Yass tennis coach Scott Eulenstein played a big role in the students’ achievement, travelling to Jugiong regularly to deliver the Hot Shots program as well as provide coaching in the lead up to the Yass tournament.

“We deliver our programs within the school as we can't often attract coaches (too far to travel) so Scott's support and Sporting Schools has been amazing for our students,” she added.

Sporting Schools is a $100 million Australian Government initiative to get more children playing more sport, before, during and after school. Want to run a Tennis Australia ANZ Hot Shots Tennis Program at your school? Check out all the details on the Tennis Australia page.