Aspiring female junior tennis players are set to benefit from Tennis Australia’s Females in Tennis Development Camps, when the new initiative hits the Wodonga Tennis Centre next month.
Set to strengthen opportunities for Victorian girls and women in tennis, Wodonga will host one of the 25 camps being offered across Australia.
Thanks to funding, which comes as part of the 2019 Federal Government’s $12million commitment to women and girls in tennis, the Victorian based camps come at no cost to players, with registrations open to all female junior tennis players aged 10 – 14 years of age.
Hitting the Wodonga Tennis Centre on Sunday May 2, participants will enjoy a full day development camp led by Tennis Australia’s National Lead – Females in Tennis, Emma Shoemaker and Tennis Australia’s Scholarship Coach, Genevieve Lorbergs.
Aiming to develop player performance both on and off the court, participants of the female development camps will share in teachings presented at Tennis Australia’s national camps; including principles and lessons reserved for the Australian Fed Cup Team.
“These camps are designed to bring girls together and show them that they are an important part of the Australian female tennis community, and that belonging to this community is something special,” said Tennis Australia’s National Lead – Females in Tennis, Emma Shoemaker.
Designed specifically for girls and reflective of what is being seen in the modern women’s game, participants will focus on skill development, peer connection and unique experiences within tennis.
Underpinning the programs overall philosophy, will be Tennis Australia’s Wellbeing Program, with activities designed for nurturing the development of emotionally healthy players.
“The format of a camp is unique. We’re able to create a comfortable setting for girls to explore new skills, and we have the time and space to run activities off court. Both from a wellbeing and on-court perspective, we know the skills we are teaching in these camps are ones that will be important down the track, especially if girls are looking to pursue high performance tennis” said Shoemaker.
Set to offer development opportunities for girls across Australia, the Females in Tennis Development Camps will also look to identify players for ongoing opportunities available through both state and national development pathways and camps.
These further opportunities also consist of initiatives through Tennis Australia’s inclusion talent pathways so girls identifying with a disability, who currently play tennis, are encouraged to register.
Females in Tennis Development Camp Details:
Date: Sunday May 2
Time: 10am – 4pm
Location: Wodonga Tennis Centre (Dalgleish Street, Wodonga)
Open to: Girls aged between 10-14 (Registration is open to participants across VIC)
- Exploring a key stroke in the women’s game
- Connection – Team, fun and friends
- Parent session – ‘What girls are looking for from sport’