Tennis Ireland has launched the Equal Advantage Charter to inspire a sport wide commitment to developing a more inclusive culture in all areas within tennis.

The objective of this initiative is to enable more women and girls to flourish and maximise their potential at all levels of the sport.

Today’s Daily Video is a short piece of content being shared across social media to draw attention to the Charter and which can be viewed above.

The adoption of the Charter requires clubs to build on national plans, and also develop their own local initiatives to encourage more women and girls to play and stay within the sport as members of clubs, while also empowering women to enjoy successful careers working within the tennis sector either voluntarily or professionally.

“Following on from the appointment of Grainne O’Neill to lead this area, we are delighted to launch our Equal Advantage Strategy today,” said Richard Fahey, CEO of Tennis Ireland.

“While our membership base is equally diverse in terms of playing our sport, we are aware that women are less involved in coaching and leadership roles. We are tackling these issues head-on via the delivery of our strategy and with the support of the ITF and Sport Ireland.”

“We are encouraging all clubs to sign-up to the Charter via the registration form and share our promotional video over their social media channels to raise awareness and promote gender equality in our sport,” added Gráinne O’Neill.

“The initiatives delivered by our clubs will add a multiplier effect to the work that Tennis Ireland and its Branches will deliver over the coming years in this area.”

Join us next week when we will be meeting up with Gráinne O’Neill to discuss the new strategy.


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