A five year plan
In 2019 the Committee of Management (CoM) of the Bendigo Tennis Association (BTA) commissioned a 5 year (2019-2024) Strategic Plan for the Association. The 28 page plan was produced by Wendy Holland from Communityvibe and was supported by a $5,000 grant from the City of Greater Bendigo. Public “Tennis Feedback Sessions” were held on May 8th, 2019 at Spring Gully Tennis Club and June 5th, 2019 at the Bendigo Tennis Center. Invitations to these sessions were sent out via Facebook and email. The Strategic Plan states that it was developed using “feedback from literature, key stakeholder meetings and community engagement”.
Expressions of interest
On the 2nd August, 2019 the BTA called on any individuals who wish to be a part of “an exciting time for tennis in the Bendigo Region” to fill out an expressions of interest (EOI) form for either the Bendigo Tennis Association Operations Group or the newly formed Bendigo Tennis Club Management Group.
Note: The Bendigo Tennis Club referred to in the 2019 BTA Strategic Plan is not the Bendigo Tennis Club Inc. (BTC), which was formed in 2020.
BTA release an updated plan
In December of 2019, the CoM of the Bendigo Tennis Association (BTA) stated they no longer supported the Strategic Plan. In August, 2021 the Bendigo Tennis Association (BTA) published an updated plan. You can check out the latest BTA plan here.
Making the plan publicly available (again)
The Bendigo Tennis Club believe it is important that public documents like the 2019 Strategic Plan remain available for everyone to help facilitate the continued improvement and growth of the game in Central Victoria. While the Bendigo Tennis Club does not endorse, or support all aspects of the plan, the BTC believe it is a valuable archive to have available for the entire tennis community. The BTC look forward to continue to work with the BTA and affiliated clubs to grow tennis in Bendigo.
Download the 2019 Bendigo Tennis Association Strategic Plan here (PDF, 1.8 Mb)
Download the Express of Interest (EOI) forms here (PDF, 1.1 Mb)