21 Dec Team Ireland Programme 2023 – Applications Open
The Team Ireland Tennis Programme was established in 2020 by Tennis Ireland with the support of Sport Ireland in order to provide funding and other supports to assist Irish Tennis Players, both male and female, in the early stages of their professional careers or indeed looking to transition to become established players on the major international tours. In 2022 additional supports were also added to the programme for players transitioning from college tennis to the pro tour or from the junior tour to the pro tour.
The programme is overseen by a panel specifically established to oversee the operation of the scheme and to consider applications received. The panel is made up of 2 representatives from Tennis Ireland, a nominee from Sport Ireland, a nominee from the International Club of Ireland and two members of the business community who have an affinity with Tennis.
Grants from the scheme are funded by allocations from Tennis Ireland and Sport Ireland and it is hoped that additional funds will be raised from the private sector through sponsorship or philanthropy as the scheme develops.
Previous recipients include Simon Carr, Garreth Greene, Celine Simunyu and Ammar Elamin.
Irish Tennis players, male or female, playing on the relevant tours who meet the performance criteria in the 2023 Guidelines below, will be eligible to apply for the Programme.
Applicants must provide evidence of a competition and training schedule, which will lead to them becoming an established professional player and on a pathway to represent Ireland at Junior and Senior Grand Slams, the ATP Tour or the WTA Tour.
Applications for 2023 are now open and the deadline to apply is Friday 6th January at 5.00pm.
The 2023 Guidelines and application form can be found below: