The Australian Made Summer of Tennis launches this week, with Fed Cup Captain Alicia Molik officially welcoming the 2015 finalists in the national Australian Made Foundation Cup, to be held at Royal South Yarra Lawn Tennis Club January 12-16.
The event is the only national tennis tournament for junior players from rural and regional Australia.
“It is important that we help to create opportunities for our kids, so they can grow up to be whatever they want to be – encouraging participation in sport and support for local industry is something I am incredibly passionate about,” Ms Molik said.
The initiative also includes star-studded events celebrating the achievements of women in tennis, to be held in the first weeks of the Apia International in Sydney and the Australian Open in Melbourne.
“The Australian Made Summer of Tennis celebrates local talent – and Australia has a lot to be proud of,” Australian Made Campaign Chief Executive, Ian Harrison, said.
“We produce some of the best quality products in the world, and our home-grown athletes are no exception.”
“Some of the biggest names in our sport have played in the Australian Made Foundation Cup, and this year’s finalists are a fresh crop of talent we are thrilled to see play,” Fed Cup Foundation President, Judy Dalton, said.
The Australian Made Campaign and the Fed Cup Foundation will award the most outstanding male and female player in the Australian Made Foundation Cup $1,000 each to assist with their tennis development.