Narrabri Tennis hosted the second of two Australian Open tennis clinics at the Dangar Park Tennis Centre this week.

Narrabri Tennis head coach Shane Murphy told The Courier that about 50 young guns took to the courts at this week’s clinic, which ran from Monday through to today, after 40 attended the first clinic of the holidays, which ran from Monday, December 20, to Thursday, December 23.

“Both clinics have been a part of the Australian program,” Murphy said.

“All of our participants have been getting some Australian Open merchandise, which has been pretty cool.

“They’ve gotten lanyards, certificates and a few other things.

“It’s all part of a Tennis Australia program to reward all of the kids for putting in.”

In their breaks, the young guns have been racing to the clubhouse to watch the Adelaide International and the Sydney International.

“Everyone is talking about (Ash) Barty and even (Nick) Kyrgios,” Murphy said.

“The summer of tennis has taken off.

“Everyone’s liking it, and they’re all motivated, which is good.”

On the court, the participants were put through their paces with groundstroke practice during Monday and Tuesday’s play, followed by serving and matchplay on Wednesday, then net play and a party/presentation yesterday.

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