Friendly game of tennis
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.