Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Australian Open to fund inclusive and diverse community tennis programs

Australian Open to fund inclusive and diverse community tennis programs
June 29, 2018

16 of the most inclusive tennis deliverers from around Australia are set to share in more than $60,000 funding as part of the Australian Open (AO) Community Grants program - which invests funds back into diverse and inclusive tennis communities around Australia.

In March 2018, applications for the fourth round of AO Community Grants opened with all affiliated tennis clubs, coaches and not-for-profit organisations invited to apply for funding of up to $5,000 to help run tennis programs that promote inclusion and diversity with a goal to improve the health and wellbeing of participants.

Since introducing the AO Community Grants program in 2016, Tennis Australia has provided 89 programs run by not-for-profit organisations, clubs and coaches with more than $310,000 in funding.

Tennis Australia Head of Inclusion and Diversity Kerry Tavrou believes a focus on community is essential to ensuring physical activity and tennis remains welcoming, accessible and inclusive for everyone.

Tavrou explains “the applications we received for round four of the AO Community Grants program were of a very high standard highlighting the strength of the community in helping improve the tennis landscape to be even more inclusive.

“For this current round of the grants, the focus was on providing more opportunities and access to underrepresented groups, including; Indigenous Australians, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, LGBTI people and communities, older adults aged 65+ and people with disabilities.

“We hope with this funding, these programs can continue to provide increased access and sustainable participation opportunities for even more participants in our broad and diverse communities.”

AO Community Grants round four recipients

City Community Tennis, Surry Hills, NSW - Indigenous Youth Tennis Leadership Project
Help Enterprises Limited, Eagle Farm, Queensland - Tennis All Abilities
Keiryn Lenoy, Cairns, Queensland - Indigenous Big Serve Tennis Program
Deadly Tennis, Smithfield, Queensland - Indigenous Big Serve Program
Salisbury Tennis Club Inc., South Australia - Multicultural and Disability Tennis Programs
Somerton Park Tennis Club, South Australia - SA Blind Tennis Program - Junior and Senior
Langman and Ley Elite Tennis Academy, Novar Gardens, South Australia - Langman and Ley Tennis Academy Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Participation Project Stage 2
Grange Lawn Tennis Club, South Australia - Move It Program - Refugee Tennis Bridging and Development Program
Parallel Sports Inc., Highton, Victoria - Geelong Wheelchair Tennis
Slamin Tennis and Fitness, Templestowe - Evelyn's Club - an adaptive tennis program for older Australians 65 years plus
Migrant Information Centre, Box Hill, Victoria - Promoting Tennis in the Hakha Chin Community
Topseed Tennis, Reservoir, Victoria - Northern School for Autism Tennis Program - Junior and Senior School
Knox City Tennis Club Inc, Wantirna South, Victoria - All Abilities Fitness and Tennis Development Program
Carrum Downs Tennis Club, Victoria - CALD Junior Coaching Program
Breakpoint Tennis, Applecross, Western Australia - Entry Level Tennis for All Abilities
Kardinya Tennis Club, Western Australia - Adult Beginner Skills and Cardio
 


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Sportybots

We are the leading providers of kids fun multi-sports programs for Sport and Recreation Centres. Programs cover twelve common sports as well as Gross Motor Skill Development and suit children from as…

read more

Fitness / Play / Recreation / Sport / Wellness

 
 
 

Jonas Leisure

JonasLeisure offers a complete range of leading leisure and recreation software brands – envibe, Centaman, Gladstone Health & Leisure, The Retention People, Nutrition Complete and…

read more

Aquatics / Billing / Fitness / Recreation / Sport

 
 

WATERPLAY Solutions Corp

Whether your goal is increasing your centre's revenues or creating an engaging environment, why not add play to your project? If you're looking for stylish aquatic play features, kid-tested…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Waterparks

 
 

INTELLIGENZ

Recreation Management Software for managing all your program registrations, facility bookings, membership pass sales and Point of Sale; including detailed reporting, automated customer communication…

read more

Access / Billing / Finance / Marketing / Technology

 
 

HIDROPLAY

Hidroplay welcomes you to the exciting world of children's Playscapes, waterslide's and Water Attractions. Appealing to families, Hidroplay increases patronage in your facility during those…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Recreation

 
 

Worldwide Sports Management

Principal Consultant Simon Weatherill has spent the last 20 years developing the world renowned Melbourne Sports Hub, as former Chief Executive Officer of the State Sports Centres Trust…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Venues

 
 

HRMWEB

At easyemployer we've come up with a software solution that manages one of your most important, and often most costly, business resources - your staff. We are helping 100s of clients to…

read more

Finance / Fitness / Technology

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business