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BGS student brings tennis to disadvantaged children
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Year 11 student Angus Bale is calling for donations of tennis racquets and shoes, which will be gifted to disadvantaged children to give them an opportunity to get involved in the sport. 

The initiative is part of the Tennis Aid Project, which is a non-profit association providing equipment and technical assistance to coaches in underdeveloped countries, and in Australian communities. 

Last year, BGS donated 34 racquets and 26 pairs of shoes. Angus is hoping to increase those figures to around 50 pairs of shoes and 50 racquets this year.  

“I am now calling for donations from across the School community to make this donation drive the biggest one yet,” Angus added. 

Tennis Aid helps young players with no funding to have proper equipment to compete. It also encourages clubs and programs to offer an open space for people with disabilities.  

“Tennis Aid is such an important initiative as it provides children across the world that have less opportunities to play the game that we love,” Angus said. 

“The racquets and shoes that we have previously donated to Tennis Aid have gone to Tonga, Namibia, Uganda, Zimbabwe and First Nations communities in regional Australia.  

“I believe tennis is important to play for everyone regardless of their location, as it has provided me with so many opportunities to meet great people and to provide a way to feel a sense of fulfilment and joy.” 

Tennis Aid Founder Martin Rocca recently visited the BGS Tennis Centre to acknowledge the generosity of the BGS tennis community.  

For donation: Please deliver any unwanted or outgrown shoes and racquets, and take them to the BGS Tennis Centre. There is “Tennis Ball’ Box outside the canteen. 

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