Central Victoria’s next generation of tennis stars will be mentored at a grassroots development camp in Bendigo today.
The Bendigo Bank tennis complex in Nolan Street will host a regional talent development camp as part of Tennis Australia’s Project Talent.
The camp is part of TA’s aim to improve the quality and quantity of under-12 athletes.
World-renowned coach Ian Barclay, who guided Pat Cash to Wimbledon glory in 1987, will mentor the young stars from 4pm until 7pm.
Bendigo, Shepparton, Kerang, Ballarat and Echuca are among those taking part.
The goal of the camp is to help not just players, but parents and coaches.
Players born in 1999 or after will take part in a high-performance training session with Barclay and TA coaches.
“These players have been selected from all over regional Victoria, including Bendigo, Shepparton, Ballarat and Kerang,” Bendigo club professional coach Stephen Storer said.
“An important aspect is that the players’ coaches are all invited to the session as well to network and learn from coaches of the ilk of Ian Barclay.”
Barclay will be joined at the camp by TA coach and talent development manager Bernhard Goerlitx and co-ordinator Alex Jago.