Ash Barty Presents Little Ash!
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.
Little Ash #1 Perfect Match!
Ash loves to play sport. She's tried karate, softball, netball and gynmnastics. But none of those sports give her that tingly feeling, the one where you know it's something you'll absolutely love to do. How will Ash ever choose?
Little Ash #2 Friendship Fix-It!
Ash can't wait to play tennis with the big kids at school today! But when Jame's big school project breaks, Ash has to decide whether to help her friend fix his project at lunchtime, or play the game she loves. What will she do?
Little Ash #3 Tennis Rush!
It's the day of the tennis tournament and Ash is so excited to compete! 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?
Little Ash #4 Goal Getter!
Ash loves playing sport, but when she loses the lunchtime footy match, it sends her into a spin. What if she can't win anything again? Ash knows the answer. If she never plays anything again, then she won't have to lose! Will Ash quit sport for good?
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). Regarded as one of the sport's most naturally talented players, Ash's game style and ability to play a wide range of shots set her apart from her opponents. With her signature humility, confidence to guide her own path and commitment to being a good person, she became a role model for many. Ahs announced her retirement from professional tennis in March 2022. Ranked WTA World No. 1 and with three Grand Slam singles titles to her name, she departed from the sport as one of the most accomplished players ever. A proud indigenous woman, Ash is committed to creating sport and education opportunities for youth in communities around Australia.