Our goal at PPS is to make a positive impact, and add value, to all programmes that we deliver and all individuals that we support.
We believe in support, rather than direct funding.
Mentorship is the tool we use to get the best out of the young sportspeople that we support.
Principles of mentorship
We use mentorship to guide the development of young sportspeople
To act as a support network where the mentees have somebody to ask advice from, and somewhere to turn to
The opportunity to share ideas with others and learn skills
Gaining valuable experiences to move forward
We set up the mentees with the most appropriate mentor based on relatedness
Forms of mentorship
At PPS, we facilitate the following forms of mentorship:
Formal Mentorship Programmes
Facilitating mentor meets, with a formal progressive structure and targets for the mentee
Informal Mentor Meets
Opportunities for the mentees to form relationships, with the chance to talk about their experience, share issues, discuss ideas, ask questions and find answers
Group sessions with an opportunity to listen to and learn from real life stories and experiences
Challenging and rewarding
Unique and inspiring
Opportunistic and educational
“The mentor programme gave me a chance to talk to some amazing people, and learn a lot about traits that are important in tennis and also in life. It was also great to know I could contact any of the mentors if I ever needed to talk about anything”
– Daniel Siddall, performance tennis player