The Chinese Mum’s Association Tennis Fun Day drew more than 200 kids and parents to Brentwood for a day of tennis and teamwork.
Held at Blue Gum Park Tennis Club, the event was a chance for parents and children aged four to 10 to learn new skills and find out more about this Australian national sport.
It was a smash for all ages: “We wanted to learn tennis for a long time but didn’t have a chance to really try it until today. It’s full of fun and I love it!” from nine-year old Jennifer.
The aim of the day was to encourage more local Chinese families to get involved in tennis, promote kids’ activities and sports, and let local residents know more about the sports facilities available.
Organisers from the Chines Mum’s Association said that all the new families in the area were keen to find out more about this Aussie sport.
“The families who are learning to play tennis are happy that there are school holiday programs and want to find out more about how to improve their skills.”
Families were keen to get involved: “I’m very busy during the week but I always want to play sport with my kids. My daughter and I were a team today and we had a lot of fun together!”, from a parent.
Students from nearby high schools and colleges volunteered to help out, working with the coaches and recording the scores from different games. Several local businesses sponsored the event and offered prizes for the winners.
Tennis Fun Day hit game, set and match for fun and entertainment:
“I want to play tennis with my friends but I didn’t have a chance to learn it. I enjoyed every single minute today! I’m looking forward to the school holiday program, I will start to learn tennis very soon!” said Wilson, aged 10.
Tennis Fun Day is planned to take place every school term. “It’s going to be the most highly anticipated family event for local communities!”, said Coach Matteo.