About 100 Kangaroo Island Community Education (KICE) students put their tennis skills to the test taking part in the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots KI District School Carnival today.
The Year 3, 4 students came from the KICE campuses at Parndana, Penneshaw and Kingscote and were coached by Troy McNeil from Tennis SA at Kingscote Tennis Club on Friday, November 15.
Cody Thomas from Kingscote said he enjoyed tennis because it was "fun and challenging".
Sebastian Wadsworth, also from Kingscote, said, "I love having long rallies with people."
Mr McNeil said the idea was to get more of the Island's young people involved in tennis and it was hoped that the Kangaroo Island tennis competition could start a junior competition soon.
The ANZ Tennis Hot Shots program and school initiatives aim to provide more opportunities for children to pick up a racquet and play.
In 2018/19 586,291 students participated in tennis during their health and physical education curriculum providing the opportunity for students to develop new skills and foster a love for the sport of tennis.
Designed to provide a pathway for students to participate in inter school sport, the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots School Carnivals provide the opportunity for students of all abilities to play with their school friends and meet other students from surrounding schools.
With a round robin style draw, the schools play doubles matches with simple scoring and time keeping to ensure all students are actively able to participate on the day.