SULTC announce annual grant for female players

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The Sydney University Lawn Tennis Club (SULTC) last week announced the introduction of an annual grant with immediate effect.

Nominations are now open with the Club encouraging applications from all serious candidates There are no restictions on age, citizenship status or residency. 

The grant will be awarded to an outstanding female tennis player who is a member or prospective member of SULTC, and who meets the criteria set out in the protocol below. The grant will be $2,000 in 2018. 

Through this grant, the Club hopes to promote the growth of women in tennis and to also assist the successful applicant in their tennis development; two long-term goals of the Club.

“The SULTC hopes to provide a long term alternative pathway from US College programs or simply a means by which elite women tennis players may fulfil their sporting aspirations in a tertiary study environment for their benefit and the benefit of the University,” Club President Michael Walton said. 

“After a period of consultation with tennis organisations in NSW and Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness, the idea of a programme for women aspiring to high achievements in tennis whilst undertaking undergraduate or postgraduate study at Sydney University has been brought to fruition.”

The criteria considered by the Awarding Committee when evaluating nominees are:

  • The purpose of the scheme
  • The applicant’s tennis ability, evidenced by ranking or proven excellence
  • The applicant’s demonstrated willingness to promote women’s tennis through SULTC
  • The applicant’s enrolment in tertiary education or their proven goal to undertake tertiary education, either at undergraduate or postgraduate level
  • The applicant’s membership of SULTC
  • The economic circumstances of the applicant

Nominations should be in the form of a letter not exceeding two pages in length, addressing the criteria in detail and including evidence of achievements where applicable.

The nomination should be sent via email to [email protected] and must be sent prior to the nomination deadline: Monday 18 June 2018 11:59pm. The successful applicant will be notified on 25 June.