Can Penrith discover the next big thing in tennis?

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Jaeyun Park enjoys a spot of tennis in Penrith. Photo: Melinda Jane

With the Australian Open well and truly underway in Melbourne, the Nepean District Tennis Association (NDTA) is on the hunt for Australia’s next tennis superstar right here in Penrith.

The popular local association is opening up the gates of the Woodriff Gardens Tennis Centre this Saturday, January 20, offering free tennis lessons to any child that turns up on the day.

“With tennis in the media at the moment, many parents are looking at enrolling children into tennis programs for the new year,” NDTA CEO, Chris Woodland said.

“Penrith is a town with a lot of talented athletes, and tennis is a sport that offers huge opportunities to good junior players.”

With tennis on the rise in Penrith, Tennis Australia believes the city is the perfect place to hold a talent identification day.

“Tennis Australia has identified Penrith as a key Regional Centre for future tennis development, and have supported Penrith Council’s recent investment into the site,” Woodland said.

Free lessons will be conducted on the half hour all morning from 10am for children aged three to 18-years-old.

There will also be free cardio tennis and adult group lessons available too. Woodriff Gardens Tennis Centre is located on the corner of High Street and Castlereagh Road (opposite Council).

For more information, contact the Pro Shop on 4721 2880 or email coaching@ndta.com.au.

Nathan Taylor

Nathan Taylor is the Western Weekender’s award-winning sports journalist. Nathan is also the Weekender’s Deputy Editor.

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