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PNG’s TENNIS CHAMPION ABIGAIL TERE-APISAH TO CANBERRA!


Abigail is in Canberra (Australia) at the invitation of Tennis Australia and the Australian Government through its DFAT Pacific Australia Sports Partnership Program according to Papua New Guinea Tennis Association.

This is to allow Abigail to continue to develop her Coach Education to benefit PNG and the Pacific region which PNG tennis is grateful for the support given by Tennis Australia and the Australian Government.

According to a post made by PNG Association on their Facebook page, ‘Abigail will participate in a Coach Connect Talent Development Workshop which will be facilitated by Nicole Pratt, Tennis Australia’s Women’s Coach Lead and National Teams Coach’.

‘The workshop runs in conjunction with the 2023 Australian Junior Clay Court National Championships at the Next Generation Lyneham Tennis Centre’.


The workshop will allow Abigail to undertake the following:

-Observe the best 11–14-year-old Australian juniors competing

-Build a support network with Tennis Australia Coach Development Staff; and

-Observe Practical Application of key priorities for developing elite junior players and how to

efficiently coach this level of athlete in PNG and the Pacific Region.


PNG Tennis Association stated that this is a great opportunity for Abigail to progress her tennis career and will assist her preparation for the recently awarded IOC/ITF Olympic Solidarity Scholarship for Level 2 Coaching Certificate in Valencia, Spain later this year.

Source: PNG Tennis Association Facebook page

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