Wagin’s Megan Henry receives Tennis Australia Coaching Scholarship

Daniel RooneyNarrogin Observer
Nicole Pratt, Megan Henry and Emma Doyle.
Camera IconNicole Pratt, Megan Henry and Emma Doyle. Credit: Supplied

Wagin-based tennis coach Megan Henry’s dedication to the sport and development of future athletes in the Wheatbelt has been recognised by Tennis Australia.

Henry is one of 12 coaches selected nationwide to receive a President Women in Tennis Scholarship, earning her a place in the Coach Connect Talent Development Program in Canberra from April 18-21.

Henry said she was thankful, grateful and excited for the honour.

“It’s an amazing opportunity, a real honour, to be at the national clay courts in Canberra, to be part of that scene,” she said

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“It’s a great opportunity to be able to develop yourself as a coach and an individual and to then be able to bring it back rurally and share it with juniors.”

Henry has been a Tennis Australia coach for 20 years and was recently appointed tennis development officer for Tennis West.

“It’s a beautiful role because you’re helping communities,” she said

There are very few coaches based rurally and I see it as a way to give back to my community, I go away to learn and develop and then I bring it back to share

The scholarship will see Henry participate in specialised talent development workshops with former Australian No.1 ranked female player and multiple Grand Slam winner Nicole Pratt.

“She’s been one of our top female players,” Henry said.

“To be in her presence, in that space of development and learning - I’m looking forward to developing myself.”

Only one other WA coach was a recipient of the scholarship.

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