Tennis NSW is excited to announce that former professional tennis legend, Casey Dellacqua has joined their workforce in the new role, Women & Girls Lead. Dellacqua began her professional career in 2003, but broke through at the 2008 Australian Open where her performance in reaching the fourth round secured her place as the number one Australian female player. In 2018 Casey won the Spirit of Tennis award at the Newcombe Medals for her amazing sportsmanship and dedication to the game on and off the court.
Casey is passionate about the development of women and girls in tennis and is keen to inject herself into the administration side of the sport since retiring in 2018. As Women & Girls Lead, Casey will be leading a team of Tennis NSW staff members to develop a Women & Girls Strategy.
Casey explains “I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the Tennis NSW team to assist them in the work they are doing for women and girls. For as long as I can remember, and particularly since I retired, I always had a passion for the women and girls space”.
Tennis NSW CEO Lawrence Robertson said “I am delighted to welcome Casey onto the team here at Tennis NSW.
From the first time I spoke with Casey, I was impressed with her passion for the sport and her willingness and humility to step off the court and for her to want to understand how we work with our clubs, coaches and councils to drive growth and interest in tennis.
From the outset, she expressed a real desire to help us attract and retain more girls into the game and we look forward to having her help us develop and promote our Women & Girls strategy across NSW”.
Tennis NSW is sharpening its focus on increasing the support of and number of female coaches, the development of the female volunteer workforce, increasing playing opportunities for girls aged eight – 14 years and improving the talent pathway for young talented girls.