Some of the country’s best and brightest young tennis stars have taken to the courts at West Lakes Tennis Club in Adelaide for the Australian Made Foundation Cup.
The interstate tournament features young kids from rural and regional areas and creates an opportunity for them to compete on a national stage.
The Australian Made Foundation Cup is an initiative of the Fed Cup Foundation and one which the Australian Made Campaign Limited (AMCL) has proudly supported for the last 5 years.
The tournament began with an opening ceremony on 9 January where Minister for Education and Training, Simon Birmingham, presented all teams with medals and a plaque to recognise their participation.
“Well done to all the budding hot shots at the Foundation Cup and good luck for the rest of the week,” Senator Birmingham told the players.
“It’s important that we continue to encourage and nurture local talent – whether that’s our next crop of farmers, manufacturers or tennis stars. The Australian Made Foundation Cup is just one way we can help to do that,” AMCL Chief Executive, Ian Harrison, said.
The tournament is running until 12 January, with members of the public encouraged to head along and catch some of the action.
The best and fairest male and female players will each receive a $1,000 cheque, awarded by the Australian Made Campaign and the Fed Cup Foundation.
To find out more visit www.australianmade.com.au.