7 May 2021 | Tennis Victoria

Dear Victorian Tennis Community,

Welcome to the May Edition of the Tennis Victoria News.

History was made last weekend as our Blind & Low Vision State Championships were held at the National Tennis Centre. This event was the first rankings tournament for players with a visual impairment. Thank you to the support we received from Blind Sports Australia, Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria and Tennis Australia throughout the event.

We were also pleased to hear of the success of Victorians Harry Mezgel and Olivia Sayers at the 24th staging of the Australian Tennis Championships at Melbourne Park last month. The event is a key initiative in the Tennis Diversity and Inclusion national pathway.

We were pleased to receive the results from tennis Australia on the latest play tennis campaign. Victorian tennis saw an increase of 73% on court hire bookings across the campaign period. Clubs that are using the Clubspark court booking module will have seen this ACE impact across Feb – April 2021. To learn more about ClubSpark, see how the Darebin Clubs have onboarded to the new platform in the latest edition of Tennis Victoria News.

As we turn our attention to May, we are looking for your feedback.

Please keep an eye on your inbox for the annual Tennis Survey from Tennis Australia which will be out shortly. This will help us gather valuable feedback on how we can better service the tennis community. We value your feedback so please take the time to tell us your thoughts. Tennis Victoria recognises that energy bills are a significant cost to tennis venues. We also want to ensure that our affiliates are well placed to be sustainable and viable in the face of a changing natural environment. To help us address this, we are after your feedback through our Chip The Charge Survey Form to fill out on behalf of your club, association or centre.

This month we’ll be celebrating our Volunteers and our First Nations Peoples as we celebrate National Volunteer Week (17-23 May) and National Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June) with the Victorian Tennis Community. Make sure you’re following Tennis Victoria social channels to join these conversations. As we all know, volunteers are the lifeblood of our sport and we want to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU for all that you do for your tennis communities.

We’re also excited to welcome you all back to our next Victorian Community Tennis Forum. Save the date and register to join us at AAMI Park on Tuesday June 29 or to tune in online when we launch Tennis Victoria’s new strategy

As always, if we can ever assist you, please reach out to your Tennis Victoria representative.

Until next time, enjoy your Tennis!

Adam Crameri
Acting Chief Executive Officer