Summer of Get Into Cardio Tennis is heating up!

The ‘Summer of Tennis’ is heating up across the country with all the major tennis tournaments and sporting media focused on the worlds best players here on our shores. However in Victoria, many eyes will be on the Get Into Cardio Tennis team as they roll out the pink army aiming to get more females active in 2017.

Get Into Cardio Tennis will be demonstrating and providing information to all spectators at the upcoming Kooyong Classic and Australian Open tournaments in January 2017. “Our goal is to continue to promote our message to get more females, not only playing tennis but getting some more activity in their weekly schedules in a fun and social environment” said Special Projects Team Leader at Tennis Victoria, Tamatha Harding.

On selected days of both the Kooyong Classic and Australian Open, spectators will be treated to a Get Into Cardio Tennis demonstration firsthand and have the opportunity to get some more information about locations and times for the upcoming 2017 season. More information about the times and dates of these demonstrations can be found here.

A number of Get Into Cardio Tennis participants from last year are also lucky enough to be participating in demonstrations at the Australian Open on Show Court 3 and Margaret Court. These once-in-lifetime opportunities will see participants take part in a GICT session prior to the start of play, when the worlds best players will then take the court.

Monique from Kinglake West, who had been attending lunchtime sessions at Docklands Park won her way on-court at the Australian Open by purchasing a 5-pass card online at “I’ve been having a super fun time getting active on my lunch break with GICT – it’s such a great alternative to sitting at my desk surfing the net at lunch! I was ecstatic when I found out I won a chance to have a hit on court at the Australian Open, it’s such a fantastic opportunity” said Monique.

There are a number of free come-and-try sessions happening across Victoria during January & February giving everyone an opportunity to try Get Into Cardio Tennis for the first time. “We have been working hard to get these sessions out to new areas, and with the Australian Open coming up, there is no better time to have a try” said James Robortella, Get Into Cardio Tennis Program Coordinator.

Free come-and-try sessions are happening in many new locations including Torquay, Stawell, Malvern East, St. Kilda and Ascot Vale. To book in for these and other sessions please see the online booking page.

Stay tuned for more information about the upcoming 2017 season on Facebook & Instagram. The Get Into Cardio Tennis team looks forward to seeing you at the summer of tennis.