Evonne Goolagong has served up some life lessons, along with plenty of tennis skills, to some of our young women in Darwin in lead up to the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day this Saturday, 4 August.
Stars at Dripstone Middle School in Darwin this week had the amazing opportunity to participate in the Evonne Goolagong Foundation Indigenous Tennis Come and Try Day.
During the day, Evonne spoke to our Stars about the importance of setting goals and working hard to achieve them. They all sat wide-eyed as Evonne touched on the hardships of being away from home during her tennis career and about the nerves she felt while playing international tennis.
But Evonne said all the hard work and sacrifices were worthwhile in the end, as she’d had the opportunity to play in the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world – Wimbledon. When she won, it was the fulfilment of a childhood dream.
Evonne and her coaching team served up an equal share of life lessons and tennis skills to the girls, as they played with and against other Indigenous players from across the Northern Territory.
It truly was an ace of a day!