Molik to woo kids
ALICIA Molik will join Tennis Australia's biggest recruiting drive in a generation as the sport's administrators attempt to revive the sport.
The former world No. 8, sidelined with an inner-ear virus, will join TA's hunt to find Australia's best young athletes. The target age group is six to 11.
"There are a lot of kids out there who are good at sports but who may not have had much exposure to tennis," Molik said yesterday. "These kids could have the potential to become great tennis players, but don't yet know it."
Molik, who is uncertain of when she will return to competitive ranks, will offer a private hitting session with one of the participants. She said one of her goals during her sabbatical was to help develop Australian tennis.
TA will zero in on and identify athletes from a non-tennis background as the sport attempts to win back potential champions from cricket, AFL, soccer and swimming.
TA stages its first talent search day on January 20 at the Boroondara Tennis Centre, North Balwyn. Interested athletes can register with TA. The deadline is 5pm Monday.
Its great to hear that she's doing something she'll enjoy while she's resting.