Women in Crosshaven Tennis Club

Q&A

 

Name: Sue Parker


Q.When did you join the club? 


A. I joined the club the year that it opened. 


Q. What made you want to play tennis? 


A.I played tennis in school and was delighted when a tennis club opened in Crosshaven as I wanted to play again.


Q. What are the advantages of playing tennis? 


A. Tennis is a very enjoyable game, it improves your fitness, relieves stress, it trains your brain, you have to think quickly, keep scores and think about tactics.


Q. Why, in your view, do young women drop out of sport?


A. I think young women probably drop out of sport because of peer pressure and a lot think they are not good enough and are not given enough encouragement.


Q. What advice would you give women who want to start tennis?


A. Tennis is a great sport, you are out in the fresh air, it is very sociable and you can play at any level you like from competitive matches to just going to the courts and having a knock about.

Name: Abigail Lane


Q. When did you join the club?


A.I joined last June 2020 with a family membership


Q. What made you want to play tennis?


A. I think tennis is a sport that you can enjoy with your family and also meet new people in the area. I was particularly attracted to tennis as I played as a teenager and always wanted to return.


Q. What are the advantages of playing tennis?


A. I think the advantages of tennis are:


*Great club with very friendly and welcoming members
*Outlet to meet new people and share in a sport that you enjoy
*Game is open to all age groups and can offer great competition for all levels
*It is a fun sport with no expectation, great to see yourself progress 
*great sport to introduce your kids to and play with them, not many sports can offer this


Q.Why, in your view, do young women drop out of sport?


A. I know from my own experience that when I had my 2 boys I had no time or was too exhausted by the end of the day to manage to fit in sport. It’s hard to manage working full time with young kids so sport took a back seat for a while. As the kids get bigger and easier my time and energy has freed up again. 


Q.What advice would you give women who want to start tennis?


A.There is a great group of new members who have started over the last few years so you are not alone! A whatsup group setup for these members is a great way to meet and organise games with others at your level.

Q&A

Name: Paula Mulcahy

 

Q.When did you join the club?


A.Joined when it opened in 1990.

Q. What made you want to play tennis?


A. Always loved watching Wimbledon on TV growing up in the 70s and because of being lucky enough to live near the school which had 5 multi purpose courts myself and my friends spent our entire summers playing, hanging around and watching others play.

Q.What are the advantages of playing tennis?


A.When I joined the club it was such a joy to meet other young mothers who needed to get out and meet other people, and of course the added advantage of participating in a game that provided all around fitness was an amazing bonus.

Q.Why, in your view, do young women drop out of sport?


A. Think young women especially young mothers just don't give themselves the time, they most of the time are trying to be all things to everyone and leave their own interests and wellbeing bottom of the list.

Q.What advice would you give women who want to start tennis?


A. Just do it!...join with a friend, join a beginners group and you'll never look back.
Through tennis I've given myself friends for life and an activity I can participate in well into old age!

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