International Tennis Shrewsbury
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Wednesday 16th October 10am – 3pm
Shrewsbury College
Work in Shrewsbury

A careers workshop for school years 10 and 11

Sport is such a big part of our lives but we can also make it part of our work life too! This is one day interactive workshop targeting youngsters who have an interest in sport and who are looking for ideas on how to develop their careers. And you don’t have to leave Shrewsbury to do it!

Held during the ITF World Tennis Tour W100 Shrewsbury at The Shrewsbury Club, which is the biggest womens tennis event in the UK outside of the grass court season, there will also be the chance to be inspired by world class tennis as part of the day too.

There will be three keynote speakers plus a series of workshops where the students will be able to work interactively with careers advisors to plan their next steps.

The event is FREE although students should bring their own lunch and schools can reserve places by emailing [email protected] or call 01743 467755

Keynote Speakers


Amy Dannatt

Amy Dannatt won the LTA Rising Star of the Year award last year and has carved a career around refereeing tennis events, coaching tennis and running childrens activity programmes at The Shrewsbury Club. She has been recognized as one of the best talents in the UK in her role and she will talk through how she has achieved her national recognition from her home in Shrewsbury


Robbie Meade

Robbie Meade lives in Shrewsbury and head's up Peny, a broadcasting and media production company based over the border in Wales, specialising in extreme sports. For Robbie, it all started with mountain biking and grew into a career working with companies like Redbull, leading sportspeople like Danny Macaskill, and travelling to all five inhabited continents.


Abigail Johnson

Abigail Johnson lives in Staffordshire but has travelled the world reporting on tennis for the likes of the BBC and Amazon Prime. She has been to all four Grand Slams and rubbed shoulders with some of the biggest names in tennis, including interviews with Djokovic and Nadal.

Provisional Timetable

  • 10am Arrival
  • 10:15am Welcome – Shrewsbury College and the BID team
  • 10:30am – Breakout Session 1 (subject to be confirmed)
  • 11am – Keynote Session 1 – Abigail Johnson – Sports Journalist
  • 11:15am – Breakout Session 2 (subject to be confirmed)
  • 11:45am – Keynote Session 2 – Sports Film specialist
  • 12:00 - Breakout Session 3 – (subject to be confirmed)
  • 12:30pm – Keynote Session 3 – Tennis Coach
  • 12:50pm Lunch and conclusion
  • 1:15pm Watch W100 Tennis
Tennis careers workshop for school years
Tennis careers workshop for school years