Tennis coach Roger Rasheed visits Kangaroo Island students

Homegrown SA sporting identity Roger Rasheed and former tennis coach of Lleyton Hewitt had a a hit of tennis with students from Kangaroo Island Community Education.

Mr Rasheed visited Kangaroo Island on Thursday, July 26 to inspire the 11 participants in the Kangaroo Island Leadership Development Program.

He was invited to the school for a hit of tennis and a motivational talk by one of the program participants, Bay of Shoals viticulturist Kevin Riggs who is also involved in junior tennis in the community. 

Tennis anyone?

Mr Rasheed is a former Australian rules football player, tennis player, tennis coach, and tennis commentator. Rasheed is best known as Grand Slam coach of Australian former World No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt. He also is the founder of the Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation.

The school visit on Thursday afternoon began with a casual hit at the school’s tennis courts with students, teachers and members of the tennis community helping out. 

The students enjoyed having a hit of tennis with the world-class coach, who spoke about the discipline, mindset, and skills development needed to succeed in life.

Mr Rasheed then spoke to all of the school’s Year 9 to 12 students about his experiences in life and how he started out with a scholarship to a private school in Adelaide before being selected to attend a tennis camp and high school in Texas, USA.

He finished his visit working with the senior students from the KICE Executive Leadership group.