Interview with Rosemary Goodwin

Title

Interview with Rosemary Goodwin

Description

Resident of Niagara-on-the-Lake since 1988, Rosemary Goodwin became president of the NOTL Tennis Club in the fall of 2007, at a time when activity and member involvement were low. Through a dedication to frequent communication with members, and a commitment to building connections among players, the club found renewed strength and vigor. In this interview, Rosemary talks about how she was recruited as a “community champion” by Tennis Canada in 2013, working to improve facilities and grow participation on the tennis courts beyond formal clubs. 

Now in her 75th year (born 1946), Rosemary is again serving on the board of directors of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Tennis Club, and is a Sport Co-Lead for Tennis at the 2022 Canada Games.

Subject

Tennis Club Origins
Municipal Government Relationships
Demographics
Tennis Club Stigma
Club Administration
Volunteerism
Interclub Relationships
Community Relationships
Social Events
Gender Dynamics
Youth Program

Date

2020-08-10

Format

video

Identifier

NTOH-001

Interviewer

Williamson, Adam

Interviewee

Goodwin, Rosemary

Language

English

Rights

Permission from the SOHA is required for publication or reproduction.

Conversion

This oral history interview was conducted digitally via Microsoft Teams. The video was edited in Adobe Premiere Pro, at which point an introduction sequence and question slides were added, and the interviewer's video and audio removed.

Duration

01:09:56

Interview Keyword

People
Group
Court(s)
Players
Members

Files

Rosemary Goodwin Headshot.jpg


Citation

“Interview with Rosemary Goodwin,” Sport Oral History Archive, accessed January 18, 2022, https://sportoralhistory.ca/items/show/69.