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Tennis Australia welcomes Australian Sports Commission Participation Award

Tennis Australia welcomes Australian Sports Commission Participation Award
November 18, 2017

Tennis Australia has welcomed its receipt of the Excellence in Innovation award at the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Participation Awards.

The awards, introduced for the first time in 2017, recognise an ASC-funded sporting organisation that continues to evolve and encourage participation through various strategies and initiatives.

Tennis Australia Chief Executive Craig Tiley said the award was recognition of the commitment tennis has made to participation, commenting “we want to thank the ASC for recognising our work in the participation space and presenting us with the award for Excellence in Innovation.

“We continue to focus on participation through our grassroots programs across schools, clubs and community groups and ensuring more people across the country have access to tennis through our programs such as ANZ Tennis Hot Shots, Schools Partnership Program and Fitbit Cardio Tennis or by increasing access to courts and venues.”

The award was presented for Tennis Australia’s Book a Court program which continues to open up tennis across Australia by allowing casual players to book and pay for courts online.

The Book a Court program was first piloted in Victoria in 2015/16 and has been installed in 56 venues and 486 courts nationwide. This year there have been more than 53,000 bookings made, generating $336,697 in online payments and unlocking new revenue streams for all clubs involved.

Tiley added “much work has been undertaken during the pilot phase of this program to identifying best practices to ensure a smooth roll-out over the coming years.

“Both Tennis Victoria and Tennis ACT have played a major role in informing this process.”

Tennis Australia was also a finalist in the Excellence in Participation category for the organisation’s schools strategy.

Tennis continues to grow its footprint across Australian schools, with 2,480 schools across Australia offering tennis as part of their health and physical education curriculum through the ASC’s Schools Partnership Program.

The awards were presented at this week’s Our Sporting Future conference on the Gold Coast, where Tennis Australia President and Chair Jayne Hrdlicka was a keynote speaker. 

17th November 2017 - ASC ACKNOWLEDGES SPORTING ORGANISATION FOR OUTSTANDING WORK IN PARTICIPATION

23rd October 2017 - ANZ TENNIS HOT SHOTS NUMBERS HIT ALL-TIME HIGH 

16th April 2016 - TENNIS AUSTRALIA APPOINTS NEW PARTICIPATION HEAD

12th April 2016 - TENNIS AUSTRALIA ANNOUNCES FITBIT AS NEW CARDIO TENNIS PARTNER

20th January 2016 - TENNIS AUSTRALIA ENHANCES PLAYER PATHWAY FOR GIRLS AND WOMEN 

24th November 2015 - PRINCES HILL TENNIS CLUB SERVES UP NEW TENNIS ACCESS TECHNOLOGY

30th January 2015 - NEW TENNIS APP TO BOOST SPORT PARTICIPATION AMONG CHILDREN

12th January 2015 - FIRST TENNIS CARES PROJECT TO BOOST LOCAL COMMUNITIES

8th May 2014 - ANZ SERVES UP TENNIS HOT SHOTS

19th November 2012 - NEW SERVICE MAKES ONLINE TENNIS COURT BOOKINGS EASY


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