Women in Tennis

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.

Equal Advantage Strategy

Equal Advantage Charter

Young Women Leadership Conference

Tennis Ireland is delighted to present our first Young Women Leadership Conference. The Young Women’s Leadership Conference 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).

Read all about the Young Women Leadership Programme 2020/2021 HERE

Details of the next Leadership Programme will be issued in due course.

 

Webinars

Leaders in Tennis Webinar with Judy Murray and Helen Shields

Women in Tennis Club Webinar

High Performance Coaching Webinar with Sarah Stone

Management and Prevention of Common Tennis Injuries with Aoife O’Neill

Officiating Webinar with Julie Kjendlie (ITF Gold Certified Chair Umpire), Maggie Farrelly (Top Gaelic Football Referee) and Maria Kilkelly (Ireland’s Top Female Tennis Official)

 

Club Initiatives for Women in Tennis

Ballymena LTC_Celebrating and Promoting Women in Tennis

Interviews with Women in Tennis

The Lonergans

McCullough twins

Louise Bothwell

Rosa Stephens

Allen Sisters

Jo Anne Williamson

2020

Women in Tennis_Coaching_Sinead Dunne

Women in Tennis_Tournament Officials_Bernie Morrissey

Humans of Tennis_Helen Doyle

 

Get Involved

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 goneill@tennisireland.ie