Are there any opportunities for young people to volunteer?
Yes! Getting involved as a young tennis volunteer can bring great rewards – it develops employability, can support your playing, and lead to a long-term career in sport. Generally speaking, you can volunteer at any age although there may be restrictions on particular roles – just check with the venue or event what roles are available.
From the age of 16, young people can undertake the Level 1 coaching course, coaching apprenticeship and/or an umpire course. In addition to volunteering opportunities at tennis venues, there is a chance to become a Student Tennis Ambassador in further education colleges. Certain universities also offer positions as a Student Tennis Ambassador and paid positions as a University Tennis Co-ordinator. For further information on these roles and opportunities, please check out the Tennis Foundation website.