Rochester junior tennis co-ordinator Leisa Evans says more volunteers would mean better attention could be paid to individual players.ELAINE COONEY February 27, 2014 4:25am
Rochester junior tennis co-ordinator Leisa Evans said people were willing to volunteer but the club needed to learn to ask for help.
‘‘Some people hop in and help but others may be shy or a bit scared of interfering,’’ she said.
‘‘They won’t be interfering at all.’’
Mrs Evans said the club had many generous volunteers but sometimes only four or five turned up to meetings.
‘‘It would be great to get more people at our meetings because then we would be more likely to ask (volunteers to do various jobs),’’ she said.
Mrs Evans said if the club had more volunteers, group sizes could be reduced and more individual attention could be given to players.
She said while volunteers were mainly parents, she welcomed community members to help out, especially retired tennis players.
‘‘We have top-class volunteers but need more to lighten the load.’’
Mrs Evans said a working with children check would be required for non-parents to work with the juniors.
She believed the decline in volunteers in general was due to both parents working.
‘‘When you’ve got time you don’t want to give it up unless you really have to,’’ she said.
Mrs Evans said some people may not be able to commit to ongoing volunteer positions because they were working.
The junior tennis members train on Monday nights and play on Saturday morning.
Interested volunteers can speak to one of the parents at the Rochester lawn tennis courts at the Rochester Racecourse Recreation Reserve on Saturday morning.
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