Tennis great inspires new generation of players

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Todd Woodbridge with ANZ Broome Branch manager Leslie Laurie and several teachers and students from Broome Primary School.
Camera IconTodd Woodbridge with ANZ Broome Branch manager Leslie Laurie and several teachers and students from Broome Primary School. Credit: Broome Primary School, Supplied

Aspiring young tennis players got the chance to meet one of Australia’s tennis greats, Todd Woodbridge, who visited Broome Primary School on May 10.

The 22-time Grand Slam champion presented students with new tennis racquets and engaged in on-court activities as part of a national Racquet Roadshow under Tennis Australia’s School Partnership Program.

The program encourages children to pick up a racquet and learn tennis as part of their health and physical education curriculum.

More than 2000 schools Australia-wide participate in the program, which includes 200,000 children aged five to 12.

Woodbridge said he was excited to share his love of tennis and present new tennis racquets to the students.

“The racquet initiative is a fantastic way to introduce and encourage more kids to play tennis and find the future champions of our sport,” he said.

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