Friendly game of tennis

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Looklocal - Montana Ardon

FAST serves, quick vol­leys and some great cul­tural aware­ness were ex­changed at Cottes­loe Tennis Club re­cently as Christ Church Gram­mar’s (CCGS) Corr Cup First VIII tennis team played a ‘friendly’ with Clon­tarf Col­lege ath­letes.

Indige­nous boys from as far as the ‘western desert’, Ku­nunurra, Port Hed­land, Kal­go­or­lie and Moora had tremen­dous fun and many laughs while they teamed up with the western sub­urbs play­ers in dou­bles.

CCGS boys thor­oughly en­joyed the op­por­tu­nity and do­nated their rac­quets at the end of the match to Clon­tarf to help with its tennis pro­gram.

The event was or­gan­ised by the Murlpir­rmarra Con­nec­tion’s Dar­ren Pat­ten and War­ren Hard­ing. It was hosted by Cottes­loe Tennis, which pro­vided courts, balls and a sausage siz­zle.

Tennis West coach Rob Kilderry ran a tennis clinic on serv­ing and was im­pressed with the en­thu­si­asm of the boys.

It was 46 years ago that indige­nous Aus­tralian Evonne Goolagong-caw­ley won the French Open and then went on to be­come world num­ber one.

Tennis has been called a sport that caters for all ages and back­grounds and it is hoped that this event will be­come an an­nual one and in­spire fu­ture cham­pi­ons.

Some of those who took part in the friendly game of tennis.

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