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Game, Set and Match

30 January 20150 comments

rod-laver-arenax400A group of 20 AMES youth students from the South Hub were treated to an entertaining day at the Australian Open last week.

Courtesy of Tennis Victoria, students were given a show bag and a tour of the venue before watching Azarenka top Stephens and Raonic win against Marchenko at Hisense Arena.

AMES Teacher, Michelle Davenport said it was the first time she and the students had been to the tennis and that they all enjoyed the exciting atmosphere.

“They had such a great day, two students even returned to make the most of their tickets and watch Roger Federer play in the evening,” said Michelle.

AMES has cultivated a strong relationship with Tennis Victoria who, as well as providing Australian Open tickets to our students, facilitate tennis workshops with local clubs.

“It’s more than just learning about tennis. Our students are given access to low cost recreational activities and another opportunity to get out in the community and socialise,” said Margot Hennessy, Manager AMES Youth Programs.

For more information on this story, please email Margot Hennessy.