Tennis Ireland New 4 Year Strategy - Belfast Workshop details

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Calling all Tennis Fans- Time to make your point!

The first of six workshops kicks off this Thursday Sept 21st in The Crown Plaza, Northwood, Santry, Dublin at 7pm.

 
Whether you are a beginner, a Club Player, an international, a parent or support our game as a coach, administrator or as a volunteer, we are looking for your help.  Tennis Ireland, the National Governing body responsible for promoting and managing Tennis in Ireland is building an exciting four-year Strategic Plan for Tennis in Ireland and we need your assistance!!
 
We are building a plan that will meet the needs of existing players at all levels in reaching their potential, and building the profile of tennis in Ireland so we can attract others to participate and enjoy our game. The plan will provide a roadmap that will help Clubs, Coaches, Provinces and our Performance Players, whilst allowing us to partner successfully with others supporting the game such as, but not limited to, the Dublin Lawn Tennis Council and the Parks Tennis Organisation.
 
As part of this process we have selected the Team from Pinta to help us to complete this exercise over the next few months –  Pinta an Irish strategy planning group have over ten years’ experience working with leading sporting organisations such as the GAA, Ladies Gaelic Football and Paralympics Ireland developing practical plans to support growth and improvement. 
 

How can you get involved?

We have put together a steering team, representative of every aspect of the sport, for the project who have designed a consultation framework that allows people to get involved in several ways:
 
Firstly, we have scheduled a series of workshops around the country to meet and gather the ideas and aspirations of people who are involved in tennis at all levels, these meetings will be facilitated by Pinta Consulting, will capture the best ideas as to how we can grow and improve the experience of tennis at all levels. The meetings will be two hours in duration and are designed so that we can listen to all the diverse voices of tennis. The schedule and location of these meetings are as follows:
 

Date Location Hotel Time
21st September North Dublin Crowne Plaza, Santry 7pm-9pm
26th September Cork Firgrove Hotel, Mitchelstown 7pm-9pm
28th September Belfast Crown Plaza, Shaw’s Bridge, Belfast 7pm-9pm
2nd October South Dublin Clayton, Leopardstown 7pm-9pm
3rd October Claremorris McWilliam Park, Claremorris 7pm-9pm
5th October Naas Osprey Hotel, Naas 7pm-9pm

 
We would really ask that you come along, if you can.  Everybody is welcome!  
 
To assist with the management of these events participants are asked to register their interest in attending via the link below a minimum of one day prior to the event.
 
WORKSHOP REGISTRATION
 
If you can’t make one of our workshops- you can still contribute to an online survey. MY POINT; The Plan for Tennis in Ireland which will be launched on September 25th and will run for 4 weeks. This survey, which will be sent to you and also available via Tennis Ireland will only take 15 minutes to complete and will give you the opportunity to outline what matters most for you and this in turn will help us to shape the future of tennis in Ireland.

If you wish to go into greater detail, we would welcome that also written submissions are welcome via  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it     
 
We will also complete a number of focus group meetings with diverse groups of Players, Officials, Parks Tennis, the Media and government agencies such as Sport Ireland and Sports NI and County Councils to allow us to target ideas and inputs into key areas.  
 
Finally, to help us in completing the exercise we will be examining how Tennis has grown and prospered in other countries, taking the best examples of excellence and evaluating them for our plan.
 
Over the next three months, we will be providing updates every month on how we are going, where we are in the process and what the next step is.
 
This is your opportunity to make your point, so don’t miss it.
 
Thanks
 
Tennis in Ireland Strategy Steering Team

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