Norman Moore

Norman Moore


    State Government sponsors WA tour by former Wimbledon champion

    26/10/2000 3:35 PM

      Western Australian tennis fans have been served up an another ace from the State Government.

      After successful tours of regional WA over the last two years, tennis legend Evonne Goolagong is set to return to promote the sport further thanks to a grant from the Country Sport Enrichment Scheme.

      Sport and Recreation Minister Norman Moore said the scheme was aimed at bringing top-level sport and sportspeople to regional Western Australians.

      The tour, which starts this Sunday, will include a fun day in Perth, along with visits to Kalgoorlie, Geraldton and Esperance as part of the national Evonne Goolagong Getting Started Program.

      Mr Moore said the program aimed to increase the number of young girls participating in tennis, with an emphasis on attracting girls who have never played the sport.

      “It consists of five, one-hour coaching sessions with local coaches, culminating in a Fun Day Super Clinic with Evonne,”
      he said.

      Last year more than 600 country school children across the State received first-hand coaching from both Evonne and the State tennis coach, but hundreds more met the tennis legend at local schools and community events.

      “The Country Sport Enrichment has been an outstanding success and proof that the State Government is helping to deliver top-class sport to country people,” Mr Moore said.

      “The tour will be an excellent promotion for tennis in the country.

      “The communities in each of the towns and regions will benefit not only from the sporting tips they will gain, but from the inspirational talks Evonne will give along the way.

      “I am delighted for regional sport lovers that the Country Sport Enrichment Scheme, run by the Ministry of Sport and Recreation, is delivering top-class sport on a regular basis.”

      The Country Sport Enrichment Scheme has now supported a wide range of sports, including soccer, cricket, football, netball, basketball, soaring, karting, water polo, golf, car racing, swimming and athletics.

      The tour has been organised by Tennis West and has also been sponsored by Healthway.

      Media contact: Hartley Joynt, 9321 1444

      Evonne Goolagong Getting Started Program
      Tour Itinerary
      The following is the itinerary for the Evonne Goolagong Getting Started Program and the Country Sport Enrichment Scheme to be conducted by Evonne Goolagong-Cawley, Peter Drew (Tennis West Development Officer), and Mark Taylor (State Tennis Coach):

      Sunday, October 29:
      Perth Fun Day (girls)
      State Tennis Centre, Burswood

      Monday October 30:
      School Visit9.00am-10.00am
      Orientation To Coaching Course12.00pm-1.30pm
      Kalgoorlie Fun Day (girls) Eastern
      Goldfields Lawn Tennis Club3.30pm- 5.00pm
      Squad Coaching Session5.00pm- 6.30pm

      Tuesday, October 31:
      Indigenous Visit11.00am - noon
      Visit Rangeway Primary School2.00pm- 3.00pm
      Geraldton Fun Day (girls)
      Tarcoola Tennis Club4.00pm- 5.30pm
      Squad Coaching Session6.00pm- 7.30pm

      Wednesday, November 1:
      Visit Beachlands Primary School, 9.00am-10.00am
      Fishing Excursion11.00am-2.00pm

      Thursday, November 2:
      Primary School VisitsMorning
      Esperance Fun Day (girls)
      Esperance Tennis Club4.00pm-5.30pm
      Squad Coaching Session5.30pm-7.00pm
      Esperance Zone Committee Meeting7.00pm-9.00pm