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To bring our tennis courts up to Lawn Tennis Association standards and convert one into two mini-tennis courts for all the family.

by Christine Carswell in Kiveton Park, England, United Kingdom

Let's get Playing

We are raising money to bring our tennis courts up to Lawn Tennis Association standards and convert one of the adult courts into two mini-tennis courts.  The double court will be floodlit to enable evening play and all-year round use.  The work will cost around £60,000.  We are seeking grants to cover the cost and so far have been allocated £20,000 by Sport England, which has also agreed to match fund donations made as part of this campaign.  The minimum sum we need to qualify for match funding is £1000.  Can you help us with a donation, please?

Once the work is done we shall be working with our partners – Active Regen Community Foundation Limited, the Lawn Tennis Association and organisations such as Rotherham Borough Council and local tennis clubs – to put on a programme of tennis and other activities that will enable residents and visitors to enjoy an active lifestyle.  As well as sporting activities, we also want to use the double court area to put on family events such as shows, outdoor markets and fun events that will promote local businesses and bring the community together.

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Wales Recreation Ground

Kiveton Park and Wales is a former mining village and the land that comprises the recreation ground was first leased to Wales Parish Council by the then Duke of Leeds in 1912.  In 1923 the council bought the land from the Duke on trust for use as a recreation ground.  It is the most important leisure facility in the village and generations of families have spent many happy hours on the ground.

As well as the tennis courts, there is a pitch-and-putt course, bowling green, football pitch, multi-games unit, outdoor gym, children’s play area and skatepark.  The bowling green and children’s play area are very popular. The ground hosts a local football club which plays league division football. 

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£100 or more

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Family Tennis Lessons

Tennis lessons for a family of four (2 adults, 2 children) for two hours per week over six weeks worth £330.

£10 or more

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Children's Tennis Lessons

Eight weeks of tennis lessons for two children worth £32 (two hours per week).

£15 or more

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Tennis Fun Day

Participation in Tennis Fun Day during the Lawn Tennis Association's Play Tennis Week. There will be coaching, competitions and tennis fitness sessions on the day. Worth £80 to a family of four (two adults, two children).

£20 or more

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Will you be the next Andy Murray or Joanna Conteh?

Eight weeks of tennis lessons for two adults worth £56 (two hours per week).

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