Manor Park Tennis Courts Renovation

by Leon Chevalier in New Malden, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 10th July 2020 we successfully raised £21,574 with 128 supporters in 31 days

Winning Spirit was founded by local community members to tackle the urgent need to renovate the tennis courts at Manor Park, New Malden.

by Leon Chevalier in New Malden, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

All money raised over £20,000 will be put towards court maintenance and improvements to the surrounding facilities (fencing, lighting, buildings). 


About our campaign

The tennis courts at Manor Park, between New Malden and Worcester Park, are in desperate need of renovation

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The tennis academy who hold the lease from the council was intending to refurbish all 8 tennis courts this summer. However due to the financial impact of ceasing operations during the Covid-19 lockdown, and not being able to resume a normal coaching programme for numerous months, they are now only able to refurbish 4 of the courts. 

Community help

Sadly the remaining 4 courts will now stay in their dilapidated condition unless we as a community are able to get together and raise enough funds to cover their costs. 

We therefore believe the local community, and families involved with the academy, would be very supportive of an effort to complete the renovations for the entire site in one go – to aim high and build facilities that we can all be proud of.

Free junior tennis!

One of our principal goals with the funding project is to allow local children and families to play for free on the new courts. We have secured the agreement of the resident tennis academy to ensure at least 2 courts are permanently available for community tennis. They will also provide free coaching for under 10’s and children under 16 will always be able to play for free on the courts.

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In the past year alone, the academy has provided over 600 player-hours of free coaching to local children, and the target is to reach 1200 player-hours of free coaching each year.

Adults who contribute to the crowdfunding project will also be able to gain free access to the courts. Full details of crowdfunding rewards can be seen on the crowd funding page.

Junior Tennis Players Dreaming Big!

The tennis academy at Manor Park is, as far as we know, the only high performance academy in the country that operates out of public courts. But that doesn't stop their junior tennis players from dreaming big!

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Their dreams - and their incredible achievements to date - will really help put Manor Park on the tennis map. Your support in providing them with adequate facilities will make that much more likely. 

Supporter Rewards

We have some fantastic rewards available for our supporters of all levels, big and small. A £5 donation will get your name or nickname added to our permanent Hall of Fame on our website! £10 buys you entry to our inaugural "tie-break" tournament and the chance to gain eternal glory. For £15 you receive a raffle ticket with a £500 grand prize. That's a £500 voucher for court time or coaching on the new courts! If you don't want to rely on luck, all other donation levels gain you access to the same voucher of different values with a generous boost of additional value applied!

A park to be proud of

Manor Park is a wonderful place, but sadly some of its facilities have become a bit tired over the years - and that definitely includes the tennis courts. We'd like to contribute to making Manor Park one of the go-to destinations for families, sports people and nature lovers in the area. 

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Support Our Campaign

If you'd like to support our campaign, please do pledge an amount today on this page. 

We also have a fundraising pack available to download on our website. This gives you all sort of fun tennis challenges and sponsorship idea to allow you to contribute beyond making a donation. 

Download 1591439437_pdf_download_small.pngthe pack at https://winningspirit.org.uk/

* Terms for coaching vouchers: vouchers must be spent on new coaching arrangements or extra coaching time, and cannot be used to cover existing coaching agreements. 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£125 or more

0 of 2 claimed

River Club membership & unlimited Cardio Tennis

Just two vouchers available: 3-month full membership of The River Club along with unlimited Cardio Tennis sessions for the same period. Total actual value of each voucher: £282

£5 or more

Your name in lights

Name or nickname on our supporters Hall of Fame

£10 or more

The chance for glory!

Entry to the inaugural "tie-break" tournament

£12 or more

2 of 25 claimed

6 Cardio Tennis Classes @ The River Club

Applicable to pledges made from 25th June onwards only: a special promotion worth £48 to non-members and £36 to members of The River Club in Worcester Park. You get to attend SIX Cardio Tennis classes for just £12. There are morning and evening sessions to select from; improve your fitness in this fun way, no tennis skills required!

£15 or more

In it to win it!

Entry to the grand raffle with a chance to win £500 worth of court time and coaching. Winner drawn live via Facebook on the day of the courts opening.

£50 or more

Bronze courts & coaching voucher

Name in hall of fame, raffle entry, tournament entry AND a voucher entitling you to £65 worth of court time or coaching time. Transferable. See terms.

£75 or more

Silver courts & coaching voucher

Name in hall of fame, raffle entry, tournament entry AND a voucher entitling you to £100 worth of courts or coaching time. Transferable. See terms.

£150 or more

Gold courts & coaching voucher

Name in hall of fame, raffle entry, tournament entry AND a voucher entitling you to £205 worth of courts or coaching time. Transferable. See terms.

£300 or more

Platinum courts & coaching voucher

Name in hall of fame, raffle entry, tournament entry AND a voucher entitling you to £415 worth of courts or coaching time. Transferable. See terms.

£500 or more

The Big One

Name in hall of fame, raffle entry, tournament entry, your name or nickname etched into a permanent court-side supporters plaque AND a voucher entitling the holder to £700 worth of court & coaching time. Transferable. See terms.

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