Help Resurface our Community Run Tennis Courts

Total raised £3,915

£25,000 target 21 days left
15% 106 supporters

We urgently need to resurface our 3 existing outdoor tennis courts to provide a better playing surface for our members and local community

Help Us Resurface Our Tennis Courts and Keep Our Community Active!

Introduction:

We're not just a club; we're a lively community of 60 members and counting, open to all and fuelled by dedicated volunteers. From energetic 92 year olds to those facing tough mental health challenges, we're all about inclusion. We even welcomed a Syrian refugee into our tennis family last year, showing our commitment to unity. We take pride in our longstanding commitment to serving your community.  For 73 years, we have been dedicated to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment where individuals of all ages, backgrounds and abilities can come together to enjoy the sport of tennis and experience the many benefits it has to offer.

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Affordable Tennis for All;

Tennis is for everyone at our club! We believe in diversity – it's our strength, and everyone has the right to be included.

At Thorncliffe Tennis Club, we’re committed to breaking down barriers to tennis participation by offering affordable membership options. For less than £2 per week, our members have access to both social and competitive tennis opportunities, making our club a cost-effective alternative to other facilities in Sheffield.

The Benefits of Tennis:

Tennis is more than just a game; it keeps us fit, strong, and agile. It builds confidence, trust, and sharpens our instincts. Playing tennis also helps us make better decisions and improve social skills. Whether its honing in on skills on the court or forging friendships off it, our club is dedicated to fostering an inclusive community where everyone feels valued and respected.

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Our Mission:

Our club is all about bringing people together. We're working hard to make tennis even more inclusive and diverse

Upgrading our facilities not only enhances our club but also invites more members from the local community

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Community Impact:

This spring, we are embarking on a community outreach program aimed at primary and secondary schools. Through this initiative, we will introduce tennis to students, encouraging them to join coaching sessions at our club. Additionally, we will extend invitations to their parents to participate in fitness sessions at our facilities through cardio tennis

In addition to our efforts to promote tennis, we are excited to announce our plans to introduce pickleball at our club. As one of the fastest-growing sports in the UK, pickleball presents an excellent opportunity to attract new players to our club. With only two other locations in South Yorkshire offering this sport, we believe we can capture a significant portion of the local pickleball community. Pickleball can be played on one of the tennis courts in addition to tennis.

The success of our community outreach initiatives and the introduction of pickleball hinge on our ability to provide suitable facilities. Therefore, we urgently require funding to resurface our tennis courts and accommodate the growing interest in tennis and pickleball

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Supporting Underrepresented Groups:

This year are looking into providing regular, high-quality tennis lessons that cater to individuals with diverse abilities and needs, ensuring that everyone, regardless of their learning disability, physical disability, or mental health condition, has the opportunity to participate and thrive and creating a supportive environment where everyone feels welcome and valued

In addition to social and competitive tennis, we provide a supportive community where participants can connect with others, build friendships, and experience a sense of belonging. Our inclusive approach extends beyond the tennis court, fostering a supportive network that promotes social inclusion and well-being

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Why Resurfacing Matters:

Your support will play a crucial role in maintaining the affordability of tennis at our club, ensuring that the benefits of this sport are accessible to all. We are excited about the positive impact this project will have on our community and appreciate your consideration

Being the only tennis club in north Sheffield, our club plays a pivotal role in providing tennis opportunities to our local community. The absence of overlapping catchment areas emphasizes the importance of our continued operation.

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To maximize our community impact, we aim to expand our membership base. According to LTA guidelines, a club can have up to 40 members per court. With our three courts, we have the potential to welcome an additional 60 members.

Increasing our membership not only aligns with LTA recommendations but also has a positive ripple effect. The rise in members will lead to a corresponding increase in club revenue. This, in turn, will facilitate easier maintenance and improvement of our club facilities.

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The urgency of our situation lies in the need to sustain our unique position in the community. Your support will directly contribute to our efforts in expanding our membership, ensuring the long-term sustainability and enhancement of our club facilities

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Our Funding Challenge:

Our three outdoor courts urgently require resurfacing, as they were last addressed 18 years ago. Without prompt action, we risk being unable to participate in Sheffield & District Tennis League matches.

The resurfacing project is critical to maintain the viability of our courts and to ensure continued participation in league matches. The total cost of the project is £53,916, representing the most cost-effective quote we have received.

Currently, the club holds funds amounting to £25,000. To bridge the funding gap, we are seeking support from you to cover some of the remaining £28,916. We aim to raise £17,500, which will activate a pledge from Sport England of £7,500, any other donations and funding we can secure will make up the difference to complete the project.

Given the urgency of the situation, we aim to commence the resurfacing as soon as we secure the necessary funds. Our participation in league matches, is vital to our club's identity.

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Join Us in Making a Difference:

5 Simple Ways to Support Our Project:

1. Make a Pledge: Time is of the essence! Don't wait to show your support. Make a pledge today to help us reach our target before the deadline. Every contribution, no matter the size, brings us closer to making this project a reality.

2. Spread the Word: Share our project on your social media platforms and encourage others to join our cause. The more people we reach, the more support we'll receive. Your voice can make a difference in amplifying our message and rallying support from the community.

3. Offer Rewards: Are you a local business owner? Consider donating goods or services that we can offer as rewards to our supporters. Your generosity will not only benefit our project but also provide valuable exposure for your business. Let's support each other and make a positive impact together.

4. Host Your Own Fundraiser: Get creative and organize a sponsored activity or event to raise funds for our project. Use the 'contact project' button to let us know about your plans, and we'll support you every step of the way. Setting up your own fundraising page is quick and easy – just bring your fun ideas!

5. Purchase Rewards: Treat yourself, your family, or your employees to one of our rewards. Whether it's a membership, coaching session, or other incentives, your purchase not only supports our project but also contributes to your own well-being and corporate wellness goals. Invest in both our project and your own happiness today!

Your support is invaluable to us, and together, we can make a meaningful difference in our community. Thank you for considering these five simple ways to help us reach our target and bring our project to life.

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***REWARDS DESCRIPTION AND PHOTOS***

L.S. Lowry 'Man Lying on a Wall' print on canvas

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Spark Paws small dog hoodie

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Wimbledon  Official Programme 2002/2005

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Dunlop Fort All Court tennis balls

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1 hour's birthday party facepaint

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1x He-shi Medium Tanning Rituals Gift Set

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1x He-shi Express Liquid Tan, 300ml

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1x He-shi Fusion Multi Bronze

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1x Eve Taylor London Active Ease Muscle Rub, 75ml

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1x Skinician Mattify & Refresh Gift Set

 1x Skinician Mattify & Refresh Gift Set. RRP. £40 (products inside worth £67). The Mattify & Refresh Set contains three of our best rebalancing products to cleanse and purify oily skin. Gentle formulas that leave the skin clean, mattified and refreshed. These purifying skincare heroes work wonderfully to target blemishes and oily skin, leaving skin clean, shine-free and mattified. 

 This skincare set contains:

Purifying Cleansing Gel 200ml

A refreshing gel cleanser that removes excess oil and pore-clogging impurities that can lead to breakouts.

Purifying Toner 200ml

A soothing and refreshing spray toner that reduces breakouts, redness and excess oil production.

 Purifying Day Moisturiser SPF30 50ml

A lightweight protective moisturiser designed to regulate oil production and control shine for a mattified complexion. Formulated with broad-spectrum SPF 30 to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.

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1x Eve Taylor London Anti Stress Spa Body Gift Set

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1x Dynamint Muscle Spray, 120ml

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1x Men's Leather Jacket

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1x Suzuki Swift Roof Bars

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1x Beurer  Shiatsu Heated Massage Belt

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1x Ruff & Table Dog Drying Coat XS

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Adult Annual Membership at Thorncliffe Tennis Club

Great opportunity to join our club as a first time member at a heavily reduced cost. Annual fees are normally £85 Reward offered by Thorncliffe Tennis Club

£5 or more

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Wimbledon 2002 Official Programme

Wimbledon 2002 Monday 24th June to Sunday 7th July Day 6 - Saturday 29th June Official Programme Reward offered by Alex Spodkiewicz club Thorncliffe Tennis Club Treasurer

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Dunlop Fort All Court tennis balls

Donated by Elliot Preddy RRP £6.95 **See photo on main page**

£5 or more

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May Bank Holiday Sports Camp

1 junior session age 7-17 Join us for sports camp including tennis, football and cricket on 27th May 10-12noon Donation by Thorncliffe Tennis Club coaches Alan and Paul

£6 or more

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Wimbledon 2005 Official Programme

Wimbledon 2005 Monday 29th One to Sunday 3rd July Day 11 - Friday 1st July Official Programme Donated by Alex Spodkiewicz Thorncliffe Tennis Club Treasurer **See photo on main page**

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1x Dynamint Muscle Spray, 120ml

1x Dynamint Muscle Spray, 120ml. RRP. £10.25 https://www.dynamintproducts.co.uk/about-us/ Donated by: SSL Massage Therapies, Chapeltown www.sslmassageandbeautyroom.com https://www.facebook.com/sslmassageroomsheffield Reward can be posted or collected ***SEE PHOTO ON MAIN PAGE***

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Suzuki Swift Roof Barns

to fit Suzuki Swift 2013. Photo on main page

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Beurer shiatsu heated massage belt (used)

Beurer shiatsu heated massage belt (used but in excellent condition). Photo on main page

£11 or more

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1x he-shi Fusion Multi Bronze

1x he-shi fusion multi bronze. RRP. £18.50, current online price £12 https://he-shi.eu/products/fusion-multi-bronze Donated by: SSL Massage Therapies, Chapeltown www.sslmassageandbeautyroom.com https://www.facebook.com/sslmassageroomsheffield Reward can be posted or collected ***SEE PHOTO ON MAIN PAGE***

£16 or more

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1kg Speciality Italian espresso beans for coffee lovers

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1x He-shi Medium Tanning Rituals Gift Set

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£20 or more

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Spark Paws Small dog hoodie in Teal

100% cotton small dog hoodie in Teal from Spark Paws Donated by Karen Lyon Size 38cm chest 26cm back **See photo on main page**

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1x Eve Taylor London Active Ease Muscle Rub, 75ml

1x Eve Taylor London Active Ease Muscle Rub, 75ml. RRP. £7. https://www.eve-taylor.com/active-rub-muscle-ease.html Donated by: SSL Massage Therapies, Chapeltown www.sslmassageandbeautyroom.com https://www.facebook.com/sslmassageroomsheffield Reward can be posted or collected ***SEE PHOTO ON MAIN PAGE***

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1x He-shi Express Liquid Tan, 300ml

1x He-shi Express Liquid Tan, 300ml. RRP. £38.50, current online price £25.80. https://he-shi.eu/products/express-liquid-tan Donated by: SSL Massage Therapies, Chapeltown www.sslmassageandbeautyroom.com https://www.facebook.com/sslmassageroomsheffield Reward can be posted or collected ***SEE PHOTO ON MAIN PAGE***

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Ruff & Tumble Dog Drying Coat XS

Save £12 RRP £46.95 Ruff & Tumble Classic Dog Drying Coat is size XS Bottle Green Colour. New in packaging. To fit 5-7kg with toppling 28-35cm. Photos on main page Ruff & Tumble's drying coat dries your dog in minutes and takes the hassle out of managing wet dogs. https://ruffandtumbledogcoats.com/products/classic-dog-drying-coat-blackberry

£39 or more

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1x Skinician Mattify & Refresh Gift Set

1x Skinician Mattify & Refresh Gift Set. RRP. £40 (products inside worth £67). The Mattify & Refresh Set contains three of our best rebalancing products to cleanse and purify oily skin. Donated by: SSL Massage Therapies, Chapeltown www.sslmassageandbeautyroom.com https://www.facebook.com/sslmassageroomsheffield Reward can be posted or collected ***SEE PHOTO & FULL DESCRIPTION ON MAIN PAGE***

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1 hour’s sports massage

Speed up the recovery of a sports injury, reduce muscle tension, improve circulation, muscle flexibility and range of movement with a 1 hour sports massage at SSL Massage Therapies. Located in Chapeltown, Michelle is a Level 3 qualified sports Massage Therapist. RRP £50 www.sslmassageandbeautyroom.com https://www.facebook.com/sslmassageroomsheffield Voucher will be sent by email

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L.S. Lowry 'Man Lying on a wall' print on canvas

L.S Lowry “Man Lying on wall” Print on canvass Donated by Alex Spodkiewicz Thorncliffe Tennis Club Treasurer **See photo on main page**

£50 or more

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Sheffield Wednesday Programmes 70's-90's

Collection of Sheffield Wednesday Programmes 70's, 80's and 90's Donated by Stephen Hague Thorncliffe Tennis Club Chairman

£50 or more

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Birthday party face painter

Surprise your kids with a face painter for 1 hour. Up to 15 children. Up to 2 hours available for £70 Donation by Facepaint by Giuliana **See photo on main page** Instagram: facepaint_giuliana Voucher will be sent via email

£60 or more

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Men's Leather Jacket

Used but in excellent condition American Style Flying Jacket size small/ medium. Photo on main page.

£70 or more

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Thorncliffe Tennis Club 1 Adult & Child membership

Take advantage of this great special offer for 1 adult and 1 child for only £70, usual price of £110

£100 or more

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5x Maths Private Tuition for KS3/GCSE or A Level

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Thorncliffe Tennis Club Family Membership

Take advantage of this great opportunity for a family of up to 4 (2 adults and 2 children) for one £100. Saving of £66

£500 or more

Thorncliffe Tennis Club Court Sponsorship

Advertise your business around our Courts for 1 year at a minimum cost of £500. Premium spots available. Cost of banner included.

£18 or more

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1x Eve Taylor Anti-Stress Spa Body Gift Set

1x Eve Taylor Anti-Stress Spa Body Gift Set. RRP. £18.90. https://www.eve-taylor.com/anti-stress-duo-box-set.html Donated by: SSL Massage Therapies, Chapeltown www.sslmassageandbeautyroom.com https://www.facebook.com/sslmassageroomsheffield Reward can be posted or collected ***SEE PHOTO ON MAIN PAGE***

£25 or more

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Crucible World Snooker Championship 2024 tickets

Dates to be confirmed closer to the date. Donated by Barker Billiards Sheffield [email protected] Tickets to be sent by email

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