About the project

The Tildesley Tennis Shield competition was first held in 1918 and since that time has become the most coveted trophy in school tennis. This tennis competition encourages girls to play for their school rather than for themselves, thereby encouraging team and school spirit. Between 12 and 32 girls compete for the trophy each year.
St Catherine's has steadily climbed the competition ladder coming fourth in the Tildesley in 2015, equal to our highest ever placing. The launch of the St Catherine's Tennis Project will enable us to provide resistance training equipment and coaching, as well as high performance tennis coaching. The quality and quantity of training will ensure the Tildesley squad is best prepared for competition going forward.

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About the St Catherines School Waverley

St Catherine's School established in 1856 is the oldest Anglican girls school in Australia with 1030 students from Kindergarten to Year 12 including 70 boarders. St Catherine's is a member of the Independent Girls' Schools Sports Association (IGSSA) for Senior School and the Independent Primary Sports Heads' Association (IPSHA) for Junior School and joins 28 other independent schools to compete in carnivals and team sports. Competitive team sport is offered to Years 3 to 12. Funds raised will support increased participation and opportunities for St Catherine's girls to complement their academic achievements and help them reach their full potential. The acquisition of specialist equipment and elite training and coaching will ensure the girls are best prepared for competitive sport.

We plan to centre our fundraising programs around community participation and activities. We believe building engagement with our school community will encourage philanthropic support of our sports programs.

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