LTA and Getty Images to celebrate women in tennis with ‘She Rallies’ exhibition in Glasgow
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She Rallies – a public photo exhibition in partnership with the LTA and Getty Images will bring iconic images of women’s tennis to the centre of Glasgow during the Billie Jean King Cup Finals.
The exhibition, with the support of Glasgow City Council, will run on Argyle Street from 1-13 November 2022, providing a visual journey through the history of the women’s game.
The exhibition will celebrate and showcase the rich history and exciting future of women’s tennis at a time when the eyes of the sport will be on the Scottish city.
The Billie Jean King Cup Finals – the women’s world cup of tennis – is taking place in the Emirates Arena from 8–13 November, featuring the 12 best teams in the world, and some of the sport’s biggest names, competing to be crowned world champions.
Tickets start from £5 for children and £10 for adults:
The exhibition will represent the journey that women’s tennis has been on to date, from black and white photos of the early days of the sport, to icons of the present day. There will also be a focus on the importance of female role models within tennis as officials, coaches, journalists, broadcasters, and fans of the sport. Amongst those featured will be Billie Jean King, Judy Murray, the Williams sisters, Emma Raducanu, Naomi Osaka, Sue Barker, and the Great Britain Billie Jean King Cup Team.
Combining our vision to open up the sport and Getty Images’ commitment to raising the profile of authentic and inclusive representation of women in sport, the exhibition has been curated to explore our ambition for tennis to lead the way towards becoming a truly gender balanced sport, and their new push to build on tennis’ pioneering legacy for women and girls in sport.
Julie Porter, LTA Chief Operating Officer said: “Tennis has always been the pioneer for women’s sport. Our aim in hosting the Billie Jean King Cup Finals in Glasgow, is not only to stage a fantastic event but also to excite the next generation of players and fans. Our “She Rallies” ambition is to inspire women and girls into the sport through increased and better female representation, driving greater visibility of women’s tennis reflective of its status as a leading women’s sport. Getty Images was a natural partner in this project, building on our longstanding relationship and the work they have been undertaking in raising the profile of authentic and inclusive representation of women in sport.”
Getty Images’ recently released Women and Girls in Sport guidelines, designed to provide guidance to sports rights holders, brands and media companies to help change the perceptions of female sports through imagery, provided a great starting point for this curation of powerful moments in women’s tennis.
Maree Todd MSP, Scottish Government Minister for Public Health, Women’s Health and Sport said “It is great to hear that the LTA and Getty will be delivering such a poignant exhibition in the centre of Glasgow as the city hosts the women’s world cup of tennis - the Billie Jean King Cup in November. After what has been a fantastic summer of sport, I’m delighted to welcome this event to Scotland and see images depicting the journey towards gender equality in the game, while appreciating there is still work to be done. It is fantastic to have top class tennis on our doorstep and both the exhibition and this prestigious event will no doubt inspire many to pick up a racket.”
Bailie Annette Christie, Chair of Glasgow Life, said: “This special photo exhibition in the heart of Glasgow is a brilliant opportunity to be inspired by women’s sport. All eyes will be on Glasgow in November when the Billie Jean King Cup finals take place at the world-class Emirates Arena. Hosting the “world cup” of women’s tennis has the power to encourage more women and girls to get involved in sport, and the potential to improve participation at grassroots level and change lives forever.”
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