2023 FALL/WINTER RECIPIENTS
EB Tennis & ModWellness plans to utilize the grant to further their existing programs related to women and girl coach development, women’s competitive wheelchair tennis, pre-competitive girls’ initiatives, as well as beginner, competitive and recreational programs for women. In doing so, they strive to increase the participation, development, and retention of women and girl athletes within their programs, and contribute to their mission of promoting women and girls in tennis.
Kelowna, British Columbia
The Okanagan Junior Aces will utilize this funding to facilitate the participation of girl wheelchair athletes and coaches in training sessions with a BC wheelchair tennis coach who will help them improve their abilities in a supportive, girls-oriented environment.
Truro, Nova Scotia
The Cougar Dome plans to create a new 12-week tennis program that will allow participants to experience the mental and physical health benefits of the sport. The program will include mentor training and preparation, parental participation, and team tennis within a safe and inclusive environment to ensure participants are comfortable during their first experiences playing tennis.
Triple-A International Center of Culture and Sport plans to utilize the grant to grow “Empowering Her Game” program, which aims to retain women and girl participation in tennis by creating a supportive and inclusive environment for newcomers and immigrants to learn the sport. The funding will allow for the program to inspire women and girls to embrace tennis, develop their skills, and further their passion for the sport.
Scadding Court Community Centre will utilize the funding to create the Slice Girls Tennis Program, a progressive initiative geared toward low-income girls and gender-diverse people of different backgrounds. This program aims to provide a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment for youth to build their self-confidence and improve their physical health and wellbeing through tennis.
This grant will allow Change Through Sport’s Blind Tennis program to be more conducive and oriented toward women and girl participants, aspiring to increase the retention and participation of visually impaired participants. Change Through Sport will gather feedback from its participants to alter the design and marketing of their Blind Tennis program to grow and improve this program.
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Tennis NWT Association’s initiative will support three girls from the Northwestern Territories in obtaining their coaching certification. Tennis in their territory lacks women and girl-specific coaching and programming. In obtaining their certification, these girls will become role models for the next generation of women and girl participants.
Vancouver, British Columbia
The UBC’s Women’s Tennis Team will utilize their grant to provide additional opportunities for women tennis players to continue playing tennis throughout their post-secondary education. As a completely self-funded team, this funding will allow for increased training time as well as more travel, competitions, and participants.
Burnaby, British Columbia
Burnaby Tennis Club will utilize the funding for a new initiative through which they will host multiple tennis sessions for youth girls during the bubble season, removing any participation costs. They aspire to provide the opportunity for non-competitive players to experience the sport in a safe and inclusive environment.
Southampton Tennis Club will utilize funding to improve their Girls on Court initiative that they launched this past summer. The initiative encourages greater participation in tennis for those who self-identify as girls as they aim to attract and retain girls to encourage lifelong participation and develop more women and girl tennis coaches.
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