Jobs Events Advertise

Ash Barty reveals inspiration behind surprise career move

Teisha Cloos -

Australian Open champion Ash Barty will make a surprise foray into the world of children's books after retiring from tennis in March.

The former world number one has revealed she will produce a series of children's books titled Little Ash.

The series will be based on the three-time grand slam champion's real life experiences on and off the tennis court.

The Ngarigo woman said she was inspired to start writing by her five year-old niece, Lucy.

"Lucy was my north star. She is the perfect age to understand stories and storylines and read chapter books," Barty said.

"The project has been so much fun and something I have always wanted to do.

"Being able to read it to her (Lucy) will be great and to go up to readings to kids in rural areas is something I want to be really hands-on with."

Since her retirement from tennis, Barty hasn't stopped collecting wins after taking out a Golf tournament in Brisbane last week.

Barty is also reportedly planning to write a memoir about her career later this year.

The six piece series is written and illustrated with First Nations creatives Jasmin McGaughey and Jade Goodwin and will be available for purchase in July.

   Related   

Authorities drop case against Cree-Iroquois journalist
Canadian authorities have dropped their case against Cree and Iroquois journalist Brandi Morin.Ms Morin’s lawyer Richard Mirasty...
Giovanni Torre 2 Mar 2024
Janine Mohamed to stand down as Lowitja Institute CEO
Janine Mohamed has announced she will stand down as chief executive of the Lowitja Institute after five years in the role.  The...
Dechlan Brennan 2 Mar 2024
Debbie Kilroy slams Queensland's expansion of youth detention, and calls for community solutions
Queensland Premier Steven Miles and Youth Justice Minister Di Farmer initiated the construction of a new 80-bed youth detention...
Joseph Guenzler 1 Mar 2024
Canada's largest private sector union condemns arrest of First Nations journalist, warns of threat to democracy
Canada's largest private sector union has slammed the arrest and charging of an Indigenous journalist as a threat to "Canadian n...
Giovanni Torre 1 Mar 2024

   Teisha Cloos   

Commonwealth Games shot caps Donnell Wallam's meteoric netball rise
Noongar woman Donnell Wallam has been shortlisted for the Australian Diamonds' 2022 Commonwealth Games squad just five games int...
Teisha Cloos 22 Apr 2022
Australian Open champion Ash Barty reveals sporting return in US
Retired Australian Open champion Ash Barty will return to the sporting arena with golf clubs in hand just one month after announ...
Teisha Cloos 20 Apr 2022
Ash Barty reveals inspiration behind surprise career move
Australian Open champion Ash Barty will make a surprise foray into the world of children's books after retiring from tennis in M...
Teisha Cloos 12 Apr 2022
Origin doubts as Rabbitohs star Latrell Mitchell sidelined with injury
South Sydney Rabbitohs star Latrell Mitchell has been sidelined once again due to a hamstring injury after only recently returni...
Teisha Cloos 12 Apr 2022