Last year the Lawn Tennis Association launched “She Rallies”, championed by Judy Murray, in a bid to get more girls playing, and more women coaching tennis.
“She Rallies has been created to strengthen and grow the female workforce with the ultimate goal of attracting and retaining more women and girls in tennis. In its first year, the programme is focusing on a group of 26 regional female ambassadors who are working closely with Judy Murray. The She Rallies ambassadors [LTA-qualified coaches at L2 level and above], will then focus on training up groups of women (activators) who will go on to deliver sessions in their local areas.
The ambassadors will provide free training and equipment to women from both tennis and non-tennis backgrounds within their regions, giving more girls the opportunity to play tennis locally.”
On Thursday 22 March Chichester Racquets & Fitness Club staged a She Rallies workshop in the Club’s dome facility. The evening was hosted by the London & South East [Sussex] Ambassador, Julie Hobbs and Nikki Palmer, Tennis Sussex Administrator. The session was attended by 9 players/coaches and all agreed it was hard work but also great fun.