Deaf Tennis Australia was kindly invited by Tennis NSW to attend the Medibank International Sydney Showcase on Wednesday 13th January. The Showcase was held at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre in Homebush Bay. The purpose of the Showcase was to create awareness and highlight Deaf Tennis Australia during the Medibank International to the general public.

The Showcase took place on Court 3 situated next to Centre Court and went from 4pm to 6pm. Deaf juniors of different hearing levels and playing abilities were invited to participate in this Showcase and they were provided with free ground passes courtesy of Tennis NSW. Over the two hours, the juniors participated in training drills involving everything from groundstrokes to their serves ending with point play in singles and doubles.

It was a fantastic day to be had by all and a big thank you to Michelle Clarke from Tennis NSW who kindly invited us to take part in the Showcase; Laurel Payne for taking photos of the day; Joshua Sealy for directing the Showcase session and to all the juniors who took part.

Hopefully next year is even better and we look forward to seeing you there!

Chris Makin
Heather Bowie
Poreia Millad
Billie Rasmussen
Joshua Sealy
Shirley Liu