Do you have a genuine interest and passion for advancing the sport of tennis in SA?
Tennis SA is the governing body of Tennis in South Australia. Our central role is to ensure the commercial viability of tennis, oversee the development of grassroots programs, manage competitions and tournaments, and promote tennis at all levels.
Tennis SA is governed by a Board of nine Directors charged with the strategic development and growth of the sport for 55,000+ tennis participants and 276 affiliated tennis clubs/Associations/Centre’s/Schools in South Australia.
2018 is an exciting time to join the Board of Tennis SA and be part of team that shapes new policies, plans and systems needed to grow tennis participation and build on existing and new partnerships and continue South Australia’s long history of tennis success.
Tennis SA will soon be seeking nominations for the Tennis SA Board to help us achieve our goal of getting more people playing tennis more often. These nominations will be for the May 2018 Election meeting and more information will become available shortly.
While we encourage anyone to nominate, Tennis SA is particularly keen to encourage more women to nominate. On 8 December 2016, the Premier’s South Australian Women in Sport Taskforce Action Plan was launched to assist sport in South Australia create environments where the contribution of women is valued, respected and encouraged.
Key aims of the plan include addressing the inequalities in participation, leadership and recognition of women in sport. One of the strategies identified to facilitate this positive change focuses on having the composition of state sporting organisations boards being a minimum of 40% women, 40% men and the remaining 20% being discretionary.
Here are some of the characteristics we are looking for in a new Board member of Tennis SA. It is important that the person nominated have at least one or two of these characteristics, but definitely not essential to have all of these:
- A passion for tennis in SA
- Ideas to grow our sport
- Experience working or leading diverse teams
- Understanding of how to manage risk
- An accounting or financial background
- An understanding of how Local, State or Federal Government works
- Strong business networks
- Experience working or volunteering within tennis
Location and Time Commitment: The Board currently meets 11 times each year. The majority of board meetings are held at Tennis SA, North Adelaide, on the third Monday of the month at 6pm.
Further Questions: For an informal and confidential conversation about this opportunity, please email Steve Baldas, Tennis SA CEO, [email protected] call 08 7224 8100.
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