Eccleston Park Tennis Club Covid-19 Crowdfund

by Eccleston Park Tennis Club in Eccleston Park, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 20th July 2020 we successfully raised £26,828 with 161 supporters in 44 days

Our club needs your help to raise funds for the club's future; supporting our financial recovery to secure our aim of year-round tennis.

by Eccleston Park Tennis Club in Eccleston Park, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

We are really grateful for any contribution that people are willing to make towards securing our future and enabling us to strive towards our exciting and essential long-term plans to transform our facilities with 3 all-weather, year-round artificial clay courts, to provide year-round activity for the local community.


Our Club

Eccleston Park Tennis Club provides a vital source of physical activity and social interaction across our local community, offering access to tennis coaching, matchplay and social events for adults and juniors alike.  The club supports neighbouring areas including St Helens, Prescot and Knowsley that have some of the highest rates of physical inactivity and childhood poverty in the country.  Our ambition is to encourage participation in tennis and make the sport accessible and enjoyable for our entire community, regardless of ability or background.

To achieve this aim, we must develop our facilities in the future to keep pace with modern demands and expectations, so that tennis can continue to be enjoyed year-round, rather than being constrained to a 'Summer' activity.

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Impact of COVID-19

Like many of you, we had big plans for 2020, which have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic! In the run-up to the new season, we've been continuing to raise funds for the redevelopment of our three shale courts into an all-weather artificial clay surface.

Unfortunately, our finances have been severely damaged by the significant economic impact of Covid-19. The club relies on revenue from social events, coaching and hospitality as its primary source of income, and all such activity has been suspended since March.  No social and community events mean no income, and immediate risk to the club's financial health.  The club has ongoing maintenance costs, with over £2,500 being spent on the yearly maintenance of our shale courts and almost £1400 over the year for the upkeep of our two synthetic clay courts.  This is in addition to ongoing utility bills.

What are we doing during this time?

Once normal operations resume, we aim to continue with the fundraising efforts for the critical future redevelopment project, with the outstanding participation of the club's volunteers, alongside searching for matched funding from governing bodies.  However, the loss of all coaching and social revenue means that the club needs support from crowdfunding for immediate financial security to meet the significant costs for maintenance and ensuring the safety of our members in the extraordinary current circumstances.  We are proud to have responded so rapidly to the Public Health and LTA guidelines to equip the club for safe re-opening, so that members and visitors can return to playing tennis in a secure and protected environment. However, these measures such as the installation of hand sanitisers on every court and on entry and exit to the club, whilst essential, have further significantly increased our costs and the required commitment from our many volunteers.

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How can you help?

We now need the help of our members, supporters, and local residents, to pledge funds and secure the short-term financial health of our fantastic club, so that we can continue to sustain the physical and mental wellbeing of our community.

We've prepared an exciting package of rewards to show our appreciation for your support, plus everyone pledging £10 or more will receive an invite to our Pledgers’ BBQ to help celebrate us reaching our target!

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We are really grateful for any contribution that people are willing to make towards securing the immediate financial health of the club.  By supporting the club at a time when its chief sources of revenue have vanished, pledgers are helping the club recover from the significant effects of COVID-19, enabling us to resume normal operations as soon as safely possible to support the local community in being active.  This recovery will then allow us to strive towards our exciting and essential long-term plans to transform our facilities for the benefit of St. Helens Prescot, Knowsley and the surrounding areas.

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£250 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Match Ball Sponsor Package

Match Ball sponsorship rights for our 5 mens and 4 ladies teams for 1 year; Your logo and company info prominently featured on match / result fliers distributed multiple times per week via our social media channels; Advert and links to your site from Sponsor page on EPLTC website; ‘Official Match Ball Sponsor’ plaque with your company details displayed on EPLTC clubhouse; Opportunity to advertise Monthly/Seasonal offers to our members

£10 or more

1 x Entry to Grand Prize Raffle

EPLTC Bumper Prize Raffle: 2 x Adult Membership for 2021-2022 Season, £100 bar tab, Gold Package Pass for Beer Festival 2021 (5 entry tickets, 25 food/drink tokens, sponsored beer keg named by you, reserved table throughout evening), 12-month Cardio Tennis coaching pass (free entry to Cardio Tennis sessions for all of 2021 season). Total prize worth over £750. In addition, this pledge will gain entry to the Pledgers' Barbecue.

£12 or more

11 of 24 claimed

Margaret Strong Tournament 22nd August

Entry into the 2020 Margaret Strong Trophy, including afternoon tea and a Pimms cocktail (or non-alcoholic alternative).

£50 or more

10 x Entry to Grand Prize Raffle

EPLTC Bumper Prize Raffle: 2 x Adult Membership for 2021-2022 Season, £100 bar tab, Gold Package Pass for Beer Festival 2021 (5 entry tickets, 25 food/drink tokens, sponsored beer keg named by you, reserved table throughout evening), 12-month Cardio Tennis coaching pass (free entry to Cardio Tennis sessions for all of 2021 season). Total prize worth over £750. In addition, this pledge will gain entry to the Pledgers' Barbecue.

£60 or more

Social Event 5-event pass

Two tickets for each social event. Pledgers can choose which social events they would like to use their pass for. In addition, this pledge will gain entry to the Pledgers' Barbecue.

£70 or more

Prosecco Picnic for Two

The Prosecco Picnic for Two will include two bottles of Prosecco and your own personalised picnic. In addition, this pledge will gain entry to the Pledgers' Barbecue.

£75 or more

Real Ale Package

This package includes your own personalised beer tankard in the club bar, as well as 10 real ale pints. In addition, this pledge will gain entry to the Pledgers' Barbecue.

£85 or more

5 of 10 claimed

New Adult Member for 2020 season

Introductory rate for New Adult members joining the club for the 2020 season. Membership runs till 1st April 2021

£100 or more

1 of 3 claimed

Venue Hire

Hire the club for your own celebration event. In addition, this pledge will gain entry to the Pledgers' Barbecue.

£100 or more

Prosecco Picnic for Four

The Prosecco Picnic for Four will include four bottles of Prosecco and your personalised picnic. In addition, this pledge will gain entry to the Pledgers' Barbecue.

£150 or more

3 of 10 claimed

Sponsor a picnic bench with Private Picnic for 4

Sponsor one of the club's picnic benches with your own personalised naming and message. Your then get a choice of a Prosecco Picnic for Four, which will include four bottles of Prosecco and your personalised picnic. Or you can opt for our Beer package for 4, which will get you ice cold buckets of bottled beer for the afternoon, with a personalised lunch to go with it. In addition, this pledge will gain entry to the Pledgers' Barbecue.

£300 or more

Private catered event for 50 people

Includes a range of different catering options. Bar staff will be provided by the club. Please get in touch and let us know when you would like your event to take place. In addition, this pledge will gain entry to the Pledgers' Barbecue.

£400 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Senior Lifetime Membership

Eligible for anyone aged 60 or over. This membership will run from the 2021 season. In addition, this pledge will gain entry to the Pledgers' Barbecue.

£1,500 or more

4 of 5 claimed

Adult Lifetime Membership

Pay up front for membership for life. This membership will run from the 2021 season. In addition, this pledge will gain entry to the Pledgers' Barbecue.

£2,500 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Family Lifetime Membership

Lifetime membership for two adults from the same household. Any children in the household will also have membership at no extra cost until they reach the age of 18. Membership will run from 2021 season. In addition, this pledge will gain entry to the Pledgers' Barbecue.

£12 or more

16 of 16 claimed

Margaret Strong Tournament 8th August

Entry into the 2020 Margaret Strong Trophy, including afternoon tea and a Pimms cocktail (or non-alcoholic alternative).

£15 or more

69 of 69 claimed

Tennis Rota

Summer tennis rota for club members. This pledge needs to be paid for by 21st June ready for the rota to start on the 29th

£25 or more

10 of 10 claimed

Junior Coaching 5-Lesson Pass

5-lesson pass for any of the junior coaching sessions. In addition, this pledge will gain entry to the Pledgers' Barbecue.

£30 or more

12 of 12 claimed

1-on-1 Coaching Session

An individual coaching session with one of the club coaches to help you perfect a technique or learn more about the basics of tennis. In addition, this pledge will gain entry to the Pledgers' Barbecue.

£100 or more

5 of 5 claimed

Gold Package Pass for Beer Festival 2021

5 entry tickets for the 2021 Beer Festival, 25 food/drink tokens, sponsored beer keg named by you, as well as a reserved table throughout the evening. In addition, this pledge will gain entry to the Pledgers' Barbecue.

£250 or more

5 of 5 claimed

Club Sponsorship Package

Raise your company profile whilst supporting local community sport: Naming/Branding rights for one of our 5 main courts for 2 years; Banner with your logo and company info prominently displayed on court; Advert and links to your site from Sponsor page on EPLTC website; One free group coaching session for your staff; Sponsors Table/Display Stand at our Beer Festival in 2021; Opportunity to advertise Monthly/Seasonal offers to our members

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