It’s not every day that you get to speak to the person who heads up training and supervision for the ball kids of the Australian Open.
Gavin Moreira, who has been involved in tennis for more than 30 years, may have a full calendar with Tennis Australia, but that doesn‘t stop him getting involved closer to home.
Gavin is president and head coach of Kilmore Tennis Club, which is based at JJ Clancy reserve. With a 136 year history, Kilmore Tennis Club is busy with training and tournaments throughout the year.
Courts are open to the public for hire, as well as access to their modern clubrooms.
Although tennis is relatively popular in Kilmore, Gavin would like to see even more people give it a shot. “It’s a non-contact sport,” he says. “You don’t even need to be fit to start. Doubles is great because you only have to cover half the court!”