National Indigenous Tennis Carnival Returns to South Australia for the Fourth Consecutive Year

South Australia is hosting the National Indigenous Tennis Carnival (NITC) for the fourth consecutive year. Organized by Tennis SA, this two-day event in May aims to highlight cultural and community engagement through the sport of tennis.

Enhancing Cultural and Community Engagement

The carnival goes beyond tennis, aiming to foster community engagement and cultural awareness. In collaboration with the City of Playford, Tennis SA is hosting two special events under the NITC umbrella, involving youth from across South Australia.

NITC Event in Playford: Focus on Primary Schools

The NITC event in Playford takes place on Thursday, May 2, at the Playford Tennis Centre, specifically designed for primary school students. Over 300 students from 20 schools are expected to participate in Tennis Hot Shots, coaching sessions, tennis games, and boomerang painting workshops led by Southern Cultural Immersion. Thanks to support from the City of Playford, transportation and meals will be provided for the students.

City of Playford’s Support for Indigenous Youth

City of Playford Mayor Glenn Docherty praised the city’s role in supporting the National Indigenous Tennis Carnival since its inception four years ago. He noted that the carnival provides Indigenous youth with opportunities to engage with tennis and develop new skills.

NITC Event at The Drive: Open Event Combining Tennis and Culture

The NITC event at The Drive on Sunday, May 5, is open to the public. This event offers a unique experience that combines tennis and cultural activities, including a free tennis clinic, basket weaving with Micky Barlow, and Indigenous children’s games led by Walking Together with Kaurna.

Tennis SA Continues Its Commitment to Indigenous Youth

Tennis SA CEO Debbie Sterrey expressed her enthusiasm for the return of the National Indigenous Tennis Carnival, affirming the organization’s commitment to providing opportunities for Indigenous youth to participate in tennis and connect with the community.

Events Across Australia and NITC in Darwin

The celebration of Indigenous culture continues through a series of regional events across Australia. The festivities culminate in the NITC in Darwin from August 8 to 11, 2024, bringing together participants from all states and territories, including six communities in the Northern Territory.

Event Information

NITC Event in Playford (Closed Event)

Date: Thursday, May 2

Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Playford Tennis Centre, 50 Spruance Rd, Elizabeth East SA 5112

NITC Event at The Drive

Date: Sunday, May 5

Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: The Drive, War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide SA 5006.

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