Development program gets support
JUNIOR tennis in Toowoomba and the Darling Downs region receives an important boost this week with the announcement of a one-year sponsorship agreement with Heritage Building Society (HBS).
HBS will sponsor the Tennis Queensland South Region Junior Athlete Development Program, injecting $2200.
The program will be launched at the James Street Tennis Centre, Toowoomba, today at 1.30pm.
The program includes two stages on the regional “training pathway” – the Athlete Development Program for players 8-13 years, and Elite Athlete Program for juniors 11-16 years.
The program has just entered its second year.
At the launch, players in the Elite Athlete Program will receive $50 from Heritage Building Society.
Harry Benham is believed to be the only Warwick player in the Elite Athlete Program.
Regional athlete development manager Stephen Murphy said the cash injection from Heritage Building Society would strengthen efforts to help Tennis Queensland’s southerm region produce young tennis players who would go on to compete at the national and international levels.