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Healy re-elected as Tennis Australia president

Steve Healy has been re-elected for a third term as president of Tennis Australia, the sport’s national governing body.

Healy retains the role he has held since October 2010 after standing unopposed for the organisation’s top position.

He will now continue with a mandate to accelerate the expansion of the sport in Australia, having already overseen the biggest growth period in the history of the national organisation.

Healy will have support from vice-presidents Chris Freeman and Harold Mitchell, as well as other board members Graham Bradley, Diane Grady, Jayne Hrdlicka, Greg Hutchinson, Ken Laffey and Elizabeth Minogue.

“Over the next three years I’m looking forward to working with the board, state and territory member associations, management and staff to build on our already solid foundation and continue to improve the health of our sport, which has the flow on effect of contributing to the health of our nation,” Healy said.

“Record participation numbers, dedicated investment in facilities across Australia, the creation of inspiring event content and on court successes are the result of our team’s passion, drive and dedication to ensure the success of our sport.

“It’s vital to seek new ways of attracting and keeping more people in our sport, whether they are active participants, fans attending our events, watching on TV or following online.”

He added: “The Australian Open continues to grow and set new benchmarks in quality, entertainment, value, attendance, global viewership and prize money. We’ve begun our biggest ever inbound tourism push, with Australian Open launches being staged for the first time in Tokyo and Singapore, along with Shanghai, as we continue to grow the grand slam of Asia Pacific.

“As we reflect on these achievements, and the healthy state of the sport in Australia, the board and I are determined to look forward, to innovate and constantly improve.”