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Hitting Wall art project nears completion at Memorial Park Tennis Complex in Bordertown

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Anthony Hamilton and Jodie Wegener. Photo: Tennis Australia

Tennis Australia, Media Release, 26 September 2021

The hitting wall at Memorial Park Tennis Complex in Bordertown is undergoing a makeover as part of a nationwide Hitting Wall Project.

The Hitting Wall Project, launched in collaboration with Tennis Australia, will see hitting walls revamped across the country as part of an initiative designed to increase community participation in tennis off the back of soaring participation in 2020/21.

The hitting wall at Memorial Park Tennis Complex has been redesigned in a special art project by Mount Gambier-based artist Anthony Hamilton, in close collaboration with local tennis participants.

The two-sided mural features a solar system theme on one side, with a Bordertown Show theme on the other, both incorporating targets for participants to aim at.

The Hitting Wall Project will be completed in the coming weeks, with the finished product to be unveiled on Saturday 16 October.

“We are thrilled to see our Memorial Park Tennis Complex hitting wall being revamped,” Tatiara Tennis Association Junior Secretary and Competition Coordinator Jodie Wegener said.

“It came as such a surprise to have our venue selected, but we have had such fun working with Anthony and being involved in the project.

“We can’t wait to unveil the finished product in the coming weeks.”

“With more than 450 hitting walls at affiliated venues and clubs across Australia, and hundreds more in community parks and public settings, hitting against a wall is a great way for people of all ages to have fun, stay active and improve their tennis skills,” Tennis Australia Chief Tennis and Members Officer Tom Larner said.

“Tennis has hit record participation milestones over the past 12 months and this initiative is yet another way to further galvanise potential players of all ages to pick up a racquet and have a hit.”

Photo: Tennis Australia

List of walls being updated as part of phase one Hitting Wall rollout

VICDendy Park, Brighton East, MelbourneMural of Ash Barty and Dylan AlcottPaink
QLDNoosa Tennis Club, NoosaMural of Evonne Goolagong CawleyPaink and Gubbi Gubbi artist Maggie-Jean Douglas
NSWJunee Tennis Club, JuneeIndigenous Mural by Wiradjuri artistOwen Lyons – Wiradjuri Art
WAMingenew Tennis Club, MingenewHistorical tennis mural with Australian flora and faunaShakey, Jacob Butler
SAMemorial Park Tennis Complex, BordertownUrban futuristic muralAnthony Hamilton
TASGlenorchy Tennis Club, HobartVibrant street art muralJamin
ACTSouthlands Tennis Club, CanberraPlay Tennis muralHappy Decay
NTGardens Tennis Centre, DarwinIndigenous mural by Larrakia artistBidjiPidji Art, Jason Lee

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