Tennis Ireland secured funding from Sport Ireland to implement a programme to support the Women in Sport Policy, publicised in 2019. The Women in Sport Policy identifies four different areas (coaching & officiating, active participation, leadership & governance and visibility) that need to be improved upon to develop the overall landscape of women’s sport in Ireland. The Women in Tennis Programme began in February 2020, with research being undertaken to identify the behaviours and attitudes in relation to women’s tennis in Ireland. This programme is in place to support and empower girls and women across Ireland to take up leadership roles within tennis in a playing, coaching, officiating and administrative capacity.
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Tennis Ireland is delighted to present our second cycle of ‘She Leads – Young Women Leadership Programme’. ‘She Leads’ will give representatives from each county of Ireland the opportunity to discuss and collaborate on how to grow tennis for young Irish women, empower future leaders in our sport and provide a platform for them to voice their opinions and bring about effective change. Representatives could be nominated by their clubs, potentially junior representatives on committees, junior captains or young committee members (i.e. potential future leaders in clubs).
This five-week programme will give participants a chance to learn more around goal setting, leadership, teen dropout, gender equality and networking all whilst interacting with their fellow participants and hearing from some fantastic guest speakers. Details on the programme, along with the application form can be found below:
Registration for cycle 2 is currently closed. Please check back soon for updates.
For more information on women in tennis or how you and your club can get involved, please contact National Coordinator for Women in Tennis, Gráinne O’Neill on email@example.com