Sheroes launched in 2018 and is inspired by our current Sheroes ambassador Judy Murray and the success she had in the UK developing women in tennis through the She Rallies initiative. Tennis NSW identified a need to address the under representation of women across tennis as leaders at all levels including governance, administration, coaching, officiating and club volunteer roles.
Sheroes is an opportunity to connect and support women in tennis with the goal of increasing the number of women represented across the different areas of our sport and paving the way for the next generation of young girls.
Now in it’s third year, Australian tennis legend and media personality Casey Dellacqua has joined the team as the Tennis NSW Women and Girls Lead and is a driving force within the Sheroes community. Our Sheroes community continues to grow each week, with women joining from all different backgrounds and areas of expertise but with one thing in common –they are determined to make a difference in their local community.
Sheroes has been supported by The NSW Government through the Her Sport Her Way Grant program, The ATP Cup Legacy Fund, as well as through Tennis Australia’s, Females in Tennis Fund.
Casey Dellacqua is a Grand Slam mixed doubles champion and seven time Grand Slam women’s doubles finalist. She has represented Australia in 21 Fed Cup ties, and is a two-time Olympian. After retiring from professional tennis in 2018, Casey has built a reputation as a leading tennis commentator and mentor for Australian female tennis players. Casey has joined the Tennis NSW team as the Women and Girls lead working on initiatives to support and empower women in tennis.
Judy Murray is the former captain of the Great Britain Fed Cup team, and has been a tennis coach for over 20 years. She is the mother of Wimbledon champions Jamie and Andy Murray. Judy is internationally recognised as one of the world’s best skill developers in young tennis players, and is a driving force in empowering women to lead within their local communities. Judy regularly visits NSW to share her knowledge with our Sheroes community.
Tennis NSW Sheroes Team
Head of Inclusion, Diversity & Programming
Tennis Development Officer – Central NSW
Membership & Communications Manager
Coach Development Manager
Member Engagement Coordinator
Sheroes Regional Leaders
Tennis NSW are excited to announce that four Regional Leads have been appointed to drive the Sheroes program and outcomes for women and girls locally.
These four women have been strong advocates for tennis in regional NSW and have driven amazing results for their communities. Follow the links below to read more about what these women have achieved.
Coast Community Tennis
Parkes Tennis Club
Uranquinty Tennis Club
Kendall Tennis Club
What our Sheroes say
“I love learning and hearing stories from other women doing great things in their community. It is also rewarding for me to pass on the knowledge I have learnt in my involvement with Sheroes over the 3 years“.Wendy Hudson – Kendall Tennis Club
“For my business it is the connection between women and having a ‘safe space’ to share ideas means so much to me on a personal and a professional level”.Gemma Eaton – Coast Community Tennis
“Sheroes has given me a great opportunity to learn and discover so much which inspires me to do more everyday, all while meeting amazing, like-minded people”.Alyssa Norris – Windang Tennis Club