Raising funds to re-surface our tennis courts.

by andygardiner@me.com in Manchester, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 11th September 2019 we successfully raised £3,513 with 63 supporters in 56 days

We're raising funds for the re-surfacing of three of our tennis courts. The existing surface is close to 15 years old and nearly worn out.

by andygardiner@me.com in Manchester, England, United Kingdom

The Albert Club is a sports and social club in Didsbury, Manchester.

We have six tennis courts, three of which need re-surfacing. After 15 years of social tennis, coaching, matches and tournaments they are worn, don’t drain well and in places are almost threadbare.

Over the years, we estimate that the old courts have:

  • Staged over 1400 social sessions.
  • Seen over 8000 hours of junior coaching.
  • Encouraged over 750 adults to get up of the sofa and try tennis for the first time.
  • Been enjoyed by students from dozens of schools and colleges.
  • Helped nurture two future Wimbledon stars - Liam and Naomi Broady.

The re-surfaced courts will continue to play a key role in the coaching and the social tennis that the Albert is so good at.

The estimated cost to re-surface them is around £50,000. The club has a long term sinking fund but this won't cover the full amount needed. That’s why we’re crowdfunding to help fill this gap.

So let’s make it game, set and match to the Albert, and ensure that our tennis section continues to thrive.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

2 of 585 claimed

Buy a piece of court

You can buy a square metre of court for £10, or as many as you want! Each member or business who donates will be recognised in a court-side sign once the re-surfacing is completed.

£20 or more

Afternoon tea for 4 at Albert's Didsbury

For a £20 donation you'll be entered into a prize draw to win a free afternoon for tea at Albert's Didsbury. All those who have previously donated will also be entered.

£200 or more

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Buy a doubles tramline

Donate £200 and have a doubles tramline with your name on it.

£300 or more

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£20 Reward

Buy a tennis net and posts

£400 or more

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Buy a service court

Donate £400 and have a service-court with your name on it.

£500 or more

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Buy a back-court

Donate £500 and have a back-court with your name on it.

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