Tennis NSW are committed to embracing diversity by ensuring our sport and events welcoming, safe and inclusive for everyone. We believe that being inclusive is reflecting the diversity of our local communities and that everyone should have the opportunity to be included and engaged through tennis in a way that is positive and meaningful for them.
Tennis NSW provide more accessibility and opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to participate and engage in tennis through implementation of Indigenous participation programs, events, educating clubs and coaches and providing pathway opportunities.
Acknowledgement of Country
Tennis NSW would like to Acknowledge the Wangal People of the Eora Nation and the Burramattagal People of the Darug Nation as the traditional owners of the lands around Sydney Olympic Park, on which our head offices are located. We would like to pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.
To learn more about the Wangal People please click here
To learn more about the Burramattagal People please click here
National Indigenous Tennis Ambassador
– Ash Barty
Proud Ngarigo woman, French Open Champion, Wimbledon Champion, and current World No.1, Ash Barty, became Australia’s National Indigenous Tennis Ambassador in 2018 with the aim of inspiring more Indigenous youth to try tennis.
“I’m a very proud Indigenous woman and I think that for me taking on this role is something very close to my heart. I’m very excited,” Barty said.
“If we can get more kids playing tennis and more kids enjoying tennis across Australia within the Indigenous communities that would be amazing”.
Reconciliation Action Plan
Tennis NSW is currently developing our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). The RAP program provides a framework for organisations to support the national reconciliation movement.
Committing to our Reflect RAP will allow our organisation to spend time scoping and developing relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders, setting our vision for reconciliation and exploring our sphere of influence. The process will help to produce future RAPs that are meaningful, mutually beneficial and sustainable.
Evonne Goolagong Foundation
The Evonne Goolagong Foundation is the realisation of Evonne’s dream for life after the pro tour. To give as many Indigenous children the opportunity to be the best they can be. The Evonne Goolagong Foundation uses tennis as a vehicle to attract Indigenous girls and boys in order to promote and help provide high quality education and better health through diet and exercise.
For more information visit http://www.evonnegoolagongfoundation.org.au/