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Tennis Wales awards funding to promote further inclusivity and diversification in tennis and padel


Tennis Wales has announced increased funding this month aimed at making tennis and padel more accessible and inclusive across Wales. The Tie-Break Fund investment awards revenue funding to tennis and padel projects that deliver equality, diversity, and inclusion aims for the game as part of the organisation's commitment to diversifying the sport and ensuring it’s open to everyone, regardless of background or ability. 

This year’s latest wave of funding will be allocated to a variety of programs and initiatives designed to break down barriers and encourage wider participation in tennis and padel, including: 

  • Cardiff Baseliners (LGBTQ+ scheme) 
  • Criccieth Tennis Club (Visually impaired & walking tennis schemes) 
  • Ummul Mumineen Academy (Diverse communities Girls tennis scheme) 
  • Wrexham Tennis Centre (Welsh language and participation schemes) 
  • Tennis Squad (Mental health scheme)  
  • Age Connect (Dementia tennis scheme)  
  • Sight Cymru (Visually impaired tennis scheme) 
  • Vale of Clwyd Mind (Disability and Inclusion Tennis scheme) 
  • Whitchurch Tennis Club (Welsh language scheme) 
  • Swansea Tennis Centre (Disability & participation schemes) 
  • Creigiau Tennis Club (Walking tennis scheme) 
  • Neath Community Tennis (Welsh language scheme)  
  • Urdd Gobaith Cymru (Diverse communities tennis scheme) 
  • We Do Tennis (Coach development and participation scheme)  
  • Sport In Mind (Mental health scheme) 
  • Haverfordwest Tennis Club (Walking tennis scheme)  
  • Coleg Cambria (Student leadership scheme)  
  • Panathlon (Disability tennis festivals) 
  • Tennis Wales (Woman and Girls coaches retention scheme) 
  • Pure Padel Swansea (Student padel scheme)  
  • Parkinson Cymru (Walking tennis scheme)  
  • Bright Ideas for tennis (Disability tennis scheme) 
  • North Wales County (Girl tennis festival & competitions) 

Commenting on the funding awards, Matt Rutland said: 

“We are excited to support these diverse and inclusive projects through the Tie-Break Fund. Our aim is to ensure that tennis and padel are accessible for everyone, breaking down barriers and creating opportunities for all communities across Wales. This investment reflects our commitment to fostering a welcoming environment and promoting participation among underrepresented groups.” 

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