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Lisa is Head of External Affairs at Sport England. To date, Lisa has engaged with Hackney Tennis through her 2 children who have lessons with Hackney tennis both in and outside school and as a new tennis player herself.

In her current role at Sport England, Lisa is responsible for influencing the policy landscape around improving grassroots sport and getting people more active. Key to her role is developing relationships with a wide range of key stakeholders across national and local government and the sports sector, understanding their needs and being able to align objectives. She has extensive experience of leading and motivating large teams, running high profile programmes and campaigns, and managing budgets of up to £1 million. She also has a strong knowledge of successful grassroots programmes across the country.

Lisa is passionate about the importance of getting people more active for all the benefits it can bring to quality of life and well-being. She is excited about the potential Hackney Tennis has, with its reach across the borough, not just to unearth new talent but to engage more people in a really great sport. She’s particularly interested in helping to support initiatives to engage more people in the club from communities least represented in sport, from less affluent families, women and girls and particular ethnic groups. She is really keen to use her skills and experience to help develop new initiatives to attract more people to start playing tennis, using established infrastructure like schools, as well as through more innovative ideas.

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Hackney Tennis Courts Reopening

All Hackney Tennis courts are scheduled to reopen on Wednesday 2 December from 10am. The online court booking system will open from 10pm Friday 27 November.

The Hackney Tennis pavilion will remain closed until further notice with the exception of player entry and exit to the park in the evenings and access to toilets for those on coaching classes.

The new LTA guidance for tennis will be made available on the HT website as soon as it has been published.

Winter Term Group Coaching Classes

For all players who are booked on HT group coaching classes this term, please be aware that all classes will restart from Thursday 3 December onwards.

Best regards,

Hackney Tennis Team