Helping Women Find Success Through Tennis


Helping Women Find Success Through Tennis

Did you know that 62% of Canadian girls are not participating in any kind of sport?

Studies show that girls who participate in sport are more likely to be successful in academics, pursue great careers and become leaders in their community.

Inspire Through Sport is here to show that through tennis, women can gain valuable life experiences in a safe environment. It is a chance to acquire knowledge in goal setting, discipline, independence, time management, responsibility, and so much more.

Founded by Tennis Canada trained coaches Nikki Carnovale and Rachel Gould, Inspire aims to create a collaborative environment that brings young women together to learn, grow, and lead. Carnovale and Gould believe there are various pathways to success and this program will work with an individual to help them reach their full potential.

“I was fortunate to grow in an environment with incredible mentors to help motivate me and instill a belief that I can accomplish anything I set my mind to,” says Gould, tennis director and former NCAA college tennis player.

The organization is designed to provide programs, courses, resources, and hands-on experience, to foster inspirational leadership development.

“Seeing first-hand how the people you surround yourself with determines the way you move forward in life, has made me want to share this experience with others starting this journey,” says Carnovale, a high-performance tennis coach and former National level player.

Inspire has partnered with the Tennis Professional Association (TPA) to deliver a pilot program with the intention of expanding nationally. Working collaboratively with the TPA and the Provincial Tennis Associations is a top priority for Inspire, to ensure high quality standards are met throughout program delivery.

Carnovale and Gould are both Tennis Canada Course Developers and Facilitators. Inspire provides Tennis Canada Instructor Course training throughout the duration of the program. All participants will receive a Community Tennis Facilitator certificate upon completion of the program, and those that are eligible will have the opportunity to complete the Instructor Course certification simultaneously.

“We have built a network where girls will be learning in a team environment that allows them to build friendships, work together, and grow in a non-competitive environment,” says Carnovale.

Inspire Through Sport is set to launch a pilot program in British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and New Brunswick this September, with a blend of online and in person sessions.

On Sunday, August 8th at 6:30PM EST, an information session will be available online to all interested in learning more about our national program. Contact Inspire Through Sport for more details on how to listen in and ask questions.

Inspire Through Sport is hoping to launch in Ontario soon. Let Inspire know if you are interested in having this program run in your city.

#TeamInspire uses tennis as a compass for life. You can handle anything, on and off the court!

For more information, please contact Inspire Through Sport


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