Power and Water Corporation, the Northern Territory’s government-owned provider of electricity, has said its program for aspiring tennis players is successfully engaging students from regional and remote communities.
Through its Power and Water Regional Development Program, the corporation has sponsored Tennis NT for several years, with thousands of students participating in the program during the 2013-14 season.
Some 800 students have learned to play tennis in the northern region, with around 400 continuing to play on a regular basis through their school or the Gove Peninsula Tennis Club. So strong is the interest, the club was a finalist in the 2013 Newcombe Medal Australian Tennis Awards.
The metro region has also continued to be a successful recruitment ground with more than 2000 children participating and four schools joining the National Schools Partnership Program.
Power and Water Corporation provides electricity, water supply and sewerage services to more than 85,000 customers across the Northern Territory.