Mental Health & Wellbeing

Playing tennis is not just a great way to keep fit, have fun and meet new friends, this sport for all ages also rewards its participants with significant psychological and social gains.

Mental Health Sports Fund

Tennis NSW recieved funding from the NSW Government through the Mental Health Sports Fund to deliver a project focused onLGBTQI+ community inclusion, mental health and wellbeing through tennis.

Partnering with Proud 2 Play, three Sydney Tennis Clubs completed the Rainbow Ready Clubs Program which included auditing, education, action planning and community engagement through programs aligning with Sydney WorldPride 2023.

Participating clubs included City Community Tennis, Collaroy Tennis Club and Blacktown Leisure Centre Stanhope.

Tennis NSW supported the delivery of Sydney World Pride events including Fair Day, World Pride Tennis Come and Try Day and The Tennis Sydney World Pride Open.

Tennis NSW staff received education through Pride in Sport, and Tennis NSW partnered with Stride Mental Health Services to develop resources and activations for mental health promotion throughout the project.

Supported by the NSW Government through the Mental Health Sports Fund, we were able to hear from Grand Slam champion, Casey Dellacqua, and Paralympian, Ben Weekes, and learn about the importance of sport and the positive role it can play on individual’s mental health and overall wellbeing. Check out the video below!



Rally 4 Ever

Rally 4 Ever aims to create a new frontier for mental health by helping people thrive through physical activity and human connection. This event was a fantastic way to introduce the objectives of the program and to give people a real and practical sense of what it is all about.

Founder of Rally 4 Ever Louise Pleming, former professional tennis player, coach and Grand Slam commentator had the opportunity to share her story of Rally 4 Ever and create awareness in how positive movement can be for our mental health.

There are a number of Rally 4 Ever programs across NSW that you can get involved in.

Click here to visit the website and find a program near you.

Mood Active

Mood Active help people to get started and sustain using exercise to improve their mental health, with the aim is to offer affordable exercise programs and we provide the extra outreach, coaching support and supervision needed when people are struggling with their motivation

Click here to visit the website and find out more

Health & Wellbeing Benefits of Playing Tennis

Click here to find out more about the benefits of playing tennis on your mental and physical health.