Location: Yapunyah Street
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.
The Big Tennis Racquet Measurements are:
Length: 13 metres
Handle: 7.8 metres
Head: 6.0 metres
Fibreglass Tennis Ball: 1.25 metres
This is a mandatory photo stop for those passing through. Just use the hashtag #bigtennisracquet when posting to social media.