Building Tennis Communities strategy focuses on encouraging
tennis participation within the whole community. The
goal is to bring more people into the game of tennis
and to keep them playing for life.
three key components of the Strategy are Community
Champions, Community Partners and the
Tennis Pathway. A Community Champion is an individual
who is passionate about tennis and is well connected
to other community leaders. The Community Champion brings
together partners in the community in an effort to grow
the game of tennis to improve the health of the community.
Partners include community leaders who clearly understand
the role that tennis can play in the reduction or elimination
of some community problems. These partners may include
the education system, health department, parks and recreation
departments, media, local businesses and community tennis
Tennis Pathway consists of four components on a continuum:
Try, Learn, Play and Compete. Community Champions focus
most of their energy on the Try and Learn stages, which
is where most people first experience tennis and decide
if they like it or not.
Manitoba provides funding through Tennis Canada for
a three-year period and, after that, we work together
to find the resources to make sure that tennis continues
to contribute to the health of the community.
Arborg and South Winnipeg are new communities in the
Building Tennis Communities program in 2009. Sargent
Park is entering its second year and Steinbach is entering
its third year in the program. Brandon, Portage la Prairie
and Selkirk have graduated from the Building Tennis
Tennis Manitoba if your community would like more information
about the Building Tennis Communities program.
Contact Tennis Manitoba
For further information on the Building Tennis Communities
www.tenniscanada.com and click on ‘Community Tennis’.
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