Women's tennis in Great Britain

Schutterlin, Kathryn (2007) Women's tennis in Great Britain. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This study investigates reasons why womens tennis in the UK fails to inspire people to participate in tennis. It looks at the history of tennis and its associations with respect to female tennis players and its link with the upper and middle class people in society. It takes into account how the media portrays tennis, especial in respect of its portrayal of female sports personalities. It continues by looking how the media influence the making of role models and how this may affect the participation and interest in sport. The primary research conducted was to see what extent the lack of role models in sport is linked with an interest in that sport, who is selected as role models and why. It also investigated the awareness of the participants in the questionnaire have of British female tennis players past and present. From data collected it appears that school children have very little knowledge and awareness of British female tennis. This was shown in the responses both by male and female participants. The selection of role models by both male and female participants indicated that it was linked to their personal sports interest. Tennis was not very well represented, indicating very little awareness in the sport due to lack of media attention and role models being present.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:14
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/447

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