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.

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