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Tennis Vic Community Tennis Forum No.2 Recap

03 Dec 2014
Over 80 club and coach representatives came together with Tennis Victoria staff and board members for our second Victorian Community Tennis Forum held on the evening of Wednesday 26 November at AAMI Park.

The forum's theme was on 'club management' and we had two guest presenters from Victorian Tennis Clubs and table workshop interaction from the room on sharing ideas and examples of club/venue management successes.

The two feature topics were win-win club coach relationships and innovative venue management.

To begin the night, we had Tennis Victoria's CEO Matthew Kennedy address the room to provide an exciting update about the status and direction of the sport in Victoria. Matthew spoke about the learnings from our last forum on participant trends and research and how Tennis Victoria and Tennis Australia is responding to the way people want to play tennis, and in turn how clubs and coaches can manage and administer this with our support.

The first guest speakers were Simon Meadows (President) and Marcus Wills (Coach) from Kyneton Tennis Club on Win-Win Club Coach Relationships. They have worked together positively and collaboratively to turn the club's fortunes around and shared their insights and advice for other clubs and coaches out there. Check out our news section for more of their story.

Our second guest speakers with Mayors Park Tennis Facility Operator Jeff Baldassarre and City of Yarra's Peter Mitten on Innovative Management Models. They discussed an operator and council partnership on managing the facility at Clifton Hill in Melbourne's inner northern suburbs. In a time of declining volunteerism and increased governance and administration of sporting clubs, their model of having a professional administrator/manager operate the facility has been effective, yet they have been able to keep an established club Clifton TC operational and successful, but their volunteer committee can focus on simpler things like social events and team management. The facility is more accountable and sustainable to council, this allows council to support the facility more.

Look out for our next Community Tennis Forum in March 2015...
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