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College Sport Week 2014. Volunteering: A NGB perspective Lawn Tennis Association. Christine Sprowell, Further Education Manager Poppy Brimson, British Tennis Youth Group member. Today’s session. Volunteers in tennis – A vital ingredient Volunteering – Your pathway to success

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Volunteering a ngb perspective lawn tennis association

Volunteering: A NGB perspective Lawn Tennis Association

Christine Sprowell, Further Education Manager

Poppy Brimson, British Tennis Youth Group member


Today s session
Today’s session

  • Volunteers in tennis – A vital ingredient

  • Volunteering – Your pathway to success

  • Careers in tennis

  • Training opportunities / making it happen


The ltas mission is
The LTAs Mission is….

…to get more people playing tennis, more often


Volunteers in tennis a vital ingredient
Volunteers in tennis – A vital ingredient

  • Recruitment tactics:

  • Club members - Giving something back to the sport

  • Parents

  • Schools & colleges – Sports Leadership training/ experience

  • Colleges & universities – Student Tennis Ambassadors

  • Tennis Satellite Clubs – Play, LEAD, Compete

  • British Tennis Youth Group

  • Reward and recognition

  • Careers in tennis


Volunteering your pathway to success
Volunteering – Your pathway to success

  • Volunteers make things happen in sport…

  • Volunteering can also make things happen for you…

  • Qualifications are not enough these days!

  • Volunteering – The chance to gain valuable, transferable vocational skills and experiences

  • A stepping stone into Higher Education or employment


Careers in tennis
Careers in tennis

Roles in tennis (on court & off court):

Tennis Coach Facility Design

Tennis Development Officer Finance

NGB Development / Management Roles Agent

Club Manager Human Resources

Receptionist / Customer Service Marketing & Promotion

Official – Referee / Umpire / Line Judge Sales Operations

Strength & Conditioning Coach Public Relations / Journalism

Psychologist Information Systems / IT

Racket Stringer Legal



Young volunteer structure in warwickshire
Young Volunteer Structure in Warwickshire

  • Training courses available

  • Tennis Leader

  • Competition Organiser

  • Referee / Tournament Organiser

  • Tennis Futures

  • 20 selected tennis leaders

  • Website Facebook Twitter Volunteer support

  • Social Media Training

  • Tennis Activator Training

  • College / Uni

  • Tennis Ambassador

  • Inclusive or Primary School Course for those assisting in schools

  • Assistant Coach

  • Level 1 Coaching Assistant Course

  • British Tennis Youth Group - Nationally selected


Volunteering opportunities
Volunteering Opportunities

  • Tennis Leader

  • Club – School - College

  • Tennis Futures

  • County Events & Competitions

  • eg. Great British Tennis Weekend events

  • Tennis Ambassador

  • International Events

  • e.g. Wimbledon, Aegon Classic

  • British Tennis Youth Group



The importance of young volunteers
The importance of young volunteers!

  • Encourage people of all ages and abilities to try something new

  • Give people more confidence that they can achieve things they didn’t think they could

  • Offer a point of view from a young person’s perspective

  • Offer own thoughts and ideas to help develop the industry

  • Offer support to coaches, schools etc.



Final thoughts
Final thoughts…

Useful Websites:

www.lta.org.uk

www.tennisfoundation.org.uk

Contact:

[email protected]

And finally:

  • Say yes to everything!

  • Take every opportunity to volunteer & gain experience

  • Use sport as a stepping stone to higher education or employment

  • A fun, exciting job doing something that you love…


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