Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

McGrath Takes Centre Court at Australian Open

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

McGrath Takes Centre Court at Australian Open

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TENNIS: After being crowned the ANZ Tennis Hot Shot of the month for December 2016, Rhani McGrath from Grafton City Tennis Club fulfilled her childhood dream at the Australian Open 2017.

Thanks to the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Program, Rhani, along with 11 other rising stars from across the country, visited the home of Australian Tennis where they had the opportunity to play at the Rod Laver Arena, take an exclusive behind-the-scenes visit to see what's involved in being a world-class athlete, and see some of their idols live in action.

Rhani and her fellow Hot Shotters hit the court on ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Day (Thursday, January 19) and were greeted by ANZ Tennis Hot Shots ambassador Dylan Alcott, before heading to the Rod Laver Arena for the official ceremony presented by tennis superstar Alicia Molik.

"I had so much fun playing on Rod Laver Arena and watching all my favourite tennis stars play," McGrath said.

"I can't wait to go back to the Australian Open and, hopefully, play there again one day. …

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