Mentorship

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

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 meet people they wouldn’t have met before, and experience things they wouldn’t have had the chance to have done otherwise

Mentorship Workshops

Group sessions with an opportunity to listen to and learn from real life stories and experiences

Integrated Mentorship
 
Supporting groups of young sportspeople with day-to-day mentoring in the subjects environment

Challenging and rewarding

Opportunistic and impactful

Inspiring and educational

Continuous
and involved

“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

At PPS, we have a ‘chain of support’, where a network of personnel will support and mentor each other. This chain runs from the trustees and director, to a network of PPS Mentors, and sportspeople through all PPS target areas.

Older Performance Plus Sport supported sportspeople give back by mentoring younger people in the PPS network.

“I am so grateful to PPS.  Not only has the support helped me with training, I also I have received mentoring sessions from former International Tennis Player, John Feaver (PPS trustee). I have the opportunity to mentor other young athletes”.