Local Barellan farmer, David Irvin, was the driving force behind the construction of a 13.8 metre-long Big Tennis Racquet which stands boldly in the main street. The racquet was made to celebrate the…
Local Barellan farmer, David Irvin, was the driving force behind the construction of a 13.8 metre-long Big Tennis Racquet which stands boldly in the main street. The racquet was made to celebrate the 100th year of Barellan and its proud association with Evonne Goolagong-Cawley MBE AO. The Dunlop racquet is a scale wooden replica with Evonne’s autograph.
Evonne Goolagong-Cawley MBE AO (b1951), a Wirajuri woman was born in the Riverina & grew up in Barellan. At age 13 she moved to Sydney to live with her tennis coach Vic Edwards & his family.
The completed racquet is an exact 20:1 scale model of Evonne’s battered wooden signature Dunlop racquet.
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