FRESH off the success of Australia's dual success in Paris, Tennis Australia, in conjunction with Tennis Victoria and ANZ have hit the road looking for more future stars.
With Ashleigh Barty and Dylan Alcott both lifting the French Open trophies, the next generation of players are being given an opportunity to live out the same dream with pupils at Lal Lal Primary School being presented with brand new tennis racquets on Friday.
Tennis Victoria's participation leader for country central west Andrew Cronin said Tennis Victoria said more than 40,000 free racquets are being given out to youngsters this year.
"To give these kids an opportunity and get a free racquet lets the kids get really excited about playing the sport," Mr Cronin said.
"They can jump on the website, see where the local club is, find out about Hot Shots. It's all around Australia."
Mr Cronin said tennis was the top sport offered in schools.
"Whether it be a tennis coach coming to a school or we educate the local school teachers to run Hot Shots in the schools, it's very essential," he said.
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