Highlands tennis receives boost

TENNIS Queensland is bringing a tennis road show to the Central Highlands.

The tennis road show is to re-activate tennis in the Central Highlands coal mining towns of Capella, Tieri, Dysart and Middlemount.

Xstrata has given Tennis Queensland a three-year commitment to help with this project which also includes the southern part of the Central Highlands with Springsure, Orion, Rolleston and Bauhinia also being visited early in 2011 as well as some communities in the Mackay District.

Queensland community tennis officer Ken Hick is bringing along the newly-appointed coach Trevor Russell who will re-locate to the Northern Central Highlands area and is keen to help get tennis going again in these communities.

Trevor has more than 18 years experience as a tennis professional and is also a very experienced tournament organiser.

He is a great coup for the area.

The road show will go to Middlemount on Monday, November 22, Dysart Tuesday, November 23, Tieri Wednesday, November 24, and Capella, Thursday, November 25.

Each day the touring party will visit the local schools during the day introducing many children to the sport.

The afternoon session at each of the respective clubs starts at 4.30pm with a comprehensive coaching session for all members of the community from beginner juniors and adults, to mums and dads through to the club players.

Everyone is welcome. Each day two of the touring party will put on an exhibition match. The entire afternoon and evening is free of charge.

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