KEN ROSEWALL REGIONAL PROJECT

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Now in the third year of funding from CQS, The Yulgilbar Foundation and International Club Philanthropy, KTF programs are being conducted in many primary schools in regional and remote areas in Australia as part of the Ken Rosewall Regional Project.

Kids Tennis Foundation is truly indebted to these three wonderful sponsors. As a result, the children in schools in these regional and remote areas have been given an opportunity that would not have been possible without their support.

One such school is Bluff Point Primary School (Western Australia).

Bluff Point Primary School is a school situated in the regional City of Greater Geraldton, a coastal city in the Mid West region of Western Australia, located 424 kilometres (263 miles) north of Perth in Western Australia. The school celebrated its 100th anniversary in October 2013. Enrolments are drawn from Aboriginal (54%), non-aboriginal, migrant and non-English speaking backgrounds.

“We have had the pleasure of having Batavia Tennis Coaching run the Kids Tennis Foundation program at our school. The whole program was professionally run and very well organised.

As we are a low socio economic school, this program has given some of our students an opportunity to participate in a fun and fully inclusive program that the students wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to do. I would have no doubt this program has highlighted to the students that resilience, respect for others and a positive attitude which is imperative when playing sport in general.

Thanks to Kids Tennis Foundation and the Ken Rosewall Regional Project”. Owen Bell, Deputy Principal.

Another is Tanjil South Primary School.

A former gold mining town, Tanjil South is a rural locality in eastern Victoria, 7 km north of Moe, a town in Latrobe Valley in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. It is approximately 130 kilometres (80 miles) east of the central business district of Melbourne and 45 kilometres (30 miles) due south of the peak of Mount Baw Baw in the Great Dividing Range. “Tanjil South Primary School students participated in the KTF program in 2017. The coach, Andrew Peavey, delivered a series of fantastic sessions, both indoors and out in the playground. All the children improved their skill level and some have begun tennis coaching and playing competitively since receiving coaching in the KTF program. During the sessions, students showed co-operation and enjoyed the interaction with other students and the coach. All students experienced success and achieved a sense of pride in their own abilities to learn new skills. They approached every session with keen enthusiasm and everyone is looking forward to the KTF sessions in 2018.

The Ken Rosewall Regional Project a great initiative by Kids Tennis Foundation.”

Karen Bailey, PE Teacher