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Elderly Tennis Coach Allegedly Sexually Assaulted 12-Year-Old Student

A Sydney tennis instructor has been charged with the alleged sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl he was coaching.

The tennis coach, a 71-year-old man, was arrested at a reserve on Sydney's North Shore about 1:15 pm on Wednesday, following an extensive police investigation.

The man was arrested on Wednesday. Image: NSW Police.

He was taken to Chatswood police station where he was charged with 11 counts of intentionally sexually touching a child between 10 and 16 years and seven counts of intentionally doing a sexual act with a child between 10 and 16 years.

Police allege the man sexually assaulted the 12-year-old girl while they were travelling across NSW for tennis tournaments between July and December this year.

The man was later charged with a string of offences. Image: NSW Police.

The man has been refused bail and will appear before Hornsby Local Court on Thursday.

Contact Siobhan at skenna@networkten.com.au