BUCS Barclays Tennis Development Awards Progress Report 2010-2011
• As part of Barclays’ sponsorship of the BUCS Tennis programme, university tennis clubs were
invited to apply for an award of £500 to contribute to one of the following development
Supporting club development
Improving community participation
• BUCS’ Sport Development team oversaw the application process where university tennis
clubs were asked to demonstrate one or more of the award criteria. This process was
further supported by the BUCS Tennis Coordinator – Rachel Walker.
• Over 40 universities applied for the development award.
• The 14 successful applications were chosen by a selection panel consisting of
representatives from BUCS and Barclays.
• Each successful university were provided with support from the BUCS Tennis Coordinator,
with monthly updates being provided in the form of a monthly progress report.
• With an increase of 657 to 799, the number of active members across the 13 awarded
institutions has risen by 22% in the one year period.
• Including coaches brought in and student members to undertake coaching courses under
the Development Award projects, coaches working in university tennis clubs and/or the local
community through the award programme has tripled.
• A total of 20 brand new student coaches have been created, benefits of who will be seen as
they engage in coaching delivery in many future years.
• Throughout the 10 week term, an additional 23.5 hours of coaching were delivered on
average each week, an increase of 57%.
• Volunteers/officials now actively involved in the 13 university tennis clubs (many of whom
now are coaches) has more than doubled (233%), dramatically increasing from 27 to 63.
• Moreover, from the projects engaging a community school coaching focus, over 300 children
have had the opportunity to participate in tennis, many for the first time.
• The number of non-BUCS fixtures and tournaments has grown by 30%. The majority holding
these events also aim to continue such in future years, improving the prospective retention
• A number of universities were selected to provide a model of good practices that highlight
successful increases in participation and improvement in club development