Benefits of volunteering in tennis

Volunteering is tennis is both fun and rewarding. It provides a way to give something to a local cause or your community, as well as benefitting you through learning new skills and meeting new people.

The most common reasons people say they volunteer include:

  • Wanting to give back to tennis or their community
  • Wanting to improve the lives of others (e.g. in their community, for kids)
  • Wanting to improve their skills and experience
  • Wanting to improve their confidence
  • Wanting to build a better CV or improve career prospects
  • Wanting to widen their social network

Meeting new people

Being part of a group of volunteers is like being in a close-knit team and social interaction is a big reason why people volunteer in sport. You will build strong relationships with your fellow volunteers as you work as part of a team – whether at an event or at a venue. Attending meetings and events is a great way to socialise, as you all work towards a common goal.

Making a difference

Many people get involved to have a say in how their club or venue is run, or to make a difference to others. By taking on a key position or sitting on a management committee, you will have the chance to influence the direction of the club, whether it’s improving the facilities, longer court opening hours or different competition offers. You will also see how your actions can improve the lives of others, and enable people to play a sport you love.

Develop your skills and confidence

Volunteering provides an opportunity to improve on your current skills as well as create new ones; it can improve confidence, leadership, teamwork and organisational skills. Different roles will offer different opportunities, from leading and managing a committee to organising an event to managing the finances. As well as supporting your club, all of these skills are valuable for improving employability.