World No. 1 tennis star’s dad to visit Coast to share story
THE father of an Australian tennis star is headed to the Fraser Coast.
Robert Barty, father of Grand Slam winner Ash Barty, will share his daughter's journey to the top of women's tennis when he comes to Maryborough on Sunday.
Maryborough tennis coach Bruce Raynor said matches would begin at 8.30am and the event would continue until 4.30pm.
"It will be inspiring to hear her story," Mr Raynor said.
"He will talk about her tennis, growing up and her coaching."
Mr Barty will be available for a question-and-answer session after the day's play.
Mr Raynor said Barty was an inspiration to his young tennis players.
"He should be very proud of the way she conducts herself," he said.
"Whether she wins or loses, she's a very good role model."