Australian tennis legend Casey Dellacqua will be paying a virtual visit to a Katherine primary school this week to inspire students to have a go at the game.
All transition students at Casuarina Street Primary School will also be given a brand new tennis racquet on Wednesday as a part of Tennis Australia's ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Racquet Roadshow.
The program aims to introduce the sport to kids across the Territory who may not have previously had access to the necessary equipment.
"Getting more kids involved in tennis is part of what we do every single day, and to be able to put racquets in the hands of 200,000 kids across the country is a tremendous milestone to celebrate," Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley said.
"I look forward to seeing more courts across the country full of kids playing tennis with their friends and families."
Dellacqua's virtual visit also aims to inspire kids to pick up their racquets and gives them a chance to hear about her stellar career in the sport and what she loves about it.
She reached a career high singles ranking of 26 in September 2014, but had focused on her successful doubles career after making a comeback in 2017 following a serious head injury, often playing with World No. 1 Ash Barty.
She retired in 2018 and has since taken up a role as an ambassador for Tennis Australia.
This is the fifth year the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Racquet Roadshow has been delivered, with Tennis NT previously travelling to the Katherine region to run tennis clinics for school kids and adults alike.
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