Australian tennis superstar Ash Barty teams up with Jasmin McGaughey and Jade Goodwin to bring young readers this fun and exciting new illustrated series about school, sport, friendship and family.
It's the day of the tennis tournament and Ash is so excited to compete! But Ash forgets her favourite hat, there's a flat tyre and Ash wonders how they will ever get there! Will Ash arrive in time for her big match?
Australian Ashleigh Barty was a professional tennis player on the Women's Tennis Association tour from 2011-2022 (with a break from late 2014 to early 2016). Widely regarded as one of the sport's most naturally talented players, Ash's game style and ability to play a wide variety of shots set her apart from her opponents. Ash's off court approach endeared her further to the tennis community and fans around the world.
Jasmin McGaughey is a Torres Strait Islander and African American writer and editor. In 2019 she was lucky enough to be a black&write! editor intern and a Wheeler Centre Next Chapter recipient. She has been able to write for Overland, Kill Your Darlings, SBS Voices & Griffith Review. Jasmin's always loved storytelling, and she is proud to be able to work and learn in this field.
Jade Goodwin is an illustrator, letterer and arts worker. Having spent a lot of time in her grandparents' screen-printing studio growing up, Jade always felt she would end up working in the creative industry. Jade's passion for creating colourful work aimed at a younger audience is shown through her unique style that she creates in both traditional and digital mediums.
Jade's illustrations are exciting and fun. Over the last few years Jade has used lettering projects to explore new ways to convey her connection to her Gamilaraay heritage. Jade has worked on commissions, created and designed original characters and products, and is a published illustrator.