The role of Tennis Country is to review the operations of tennis in regional NSW. Tennis Country is made up of six Country Delegates and six Regional Delegates from across the six country regions. Tennis Country provides advice to the Board and management on the sport in regional and rural NSW.
In addition to its structural role supporting tennis in each of the country regions, Tennis Country has also focussed on reviewing Grassroots and Participation programs, events and competitions. The Committee is also responsible for the NSW Country Championships, Country Week and Country Starz programs.
Tennis Country Management Committee 2017-2018
Independent Chairperson – Wendy Saville
Central West – Matt Edwards
North East – Vacant
North West – Justin Sherriff
Northumberland – Ellen Gordon
South East – Dave Allen
South West – Vacant
Central West – Carey Sinden
North East – Vacant
North West – Peter Louis
Northumberland – Rob Eldridge
South East – Gordon Munro
South West – Scott Eulenstein
The Tennis Country Management Committee select teams to represent NSW Country at the Foundation Cup, City vs Country Challenge and other teams events from time to time. Whilst selections are bound by the Tennis NSW Selection Policy Guidelines, the following criteria also relate to country events.
Click here for the criteria.
The NSW squads for the Foundation Squad to be played in Kooyong from Monday 14 January to Thursday 17 January 2019 have been announced.
Girls: Ella Brown & Amelia Johnson
Boys: Jeorge Collins & Vitorio Sardinha
Managers: Justin Sherriff and Trudi Musgrave-Edwards
Country Starz is a post junior program developed by Tennis NSW’s Tennis Country Management Committee. The program was created due to a void in country player development for athletes aged 18-22 years. Tennis Country also acknowledges the need for financial assistance for regional athletes at tournaments and competitions, especially in this age-group.
Tennis NSW, through the Tennis Country Management Committee, has invested significantly into the Country Starz program to assist a team of selected regional players with:
- Accommodation, meal subsidy and travel assistance
- Management and Coaching at more than four (4) selected regional tournaments, including the NSW Country Tennis Championships
- Participation in a Tennis Australia Community Coaching Course
The program is open to players aged between 18 and 22.