Get Set 4 Tennis in the Community

by Lisa Wildman in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Total raised £4,731

raised so far



Supporting Get Set 4 Tennis in the community to provide free and low cost lessons for all!

by Lisa Wildman in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 11th July 2022 we'd raised £4,681 with 60 supporters in 42 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

More funds will allow us to offer more free lessons for our local community!

Who are we?

Get Set 4 Tennis are an award-winning fully inclusive community tennis club providing free or affordable tennis to over 900 children and adults every week. We now have two venues; Denham Way Recreation Ground, Maple Cross and Manor House Grounds, Abbots Langley. We run a comprehensive range of well-supported outreach programmes with a large focus on disability tennis, teaching in 15 Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Schools across Hillingdon, Harrow, Ealing, Three Rivers and Watford, as well as programmes in areas of deprivation. We receive outstanding feedback for these programmes (see our website).

As a result of this work, we were named Middlesex LTA Disability Providers of the Year 2021/22 - not our first award.



Community impact

Thanks to our strong community support, last year we ran a hugely well-supported crowdfunding page that enabled us to raise enough money to purchase a clubhouse. With the help of local volunteers, it was installed in September 2021 and this vital building now allows us to offer a safe space for our local community to use.


GS4 Tennis has also been working with the local council to provide free holiday camp places with a hot meal for local children who are entitled to free school meals as well as a range of enrichment activities. Again, this can now take place in our new clubhouse building.

Equally vitally, our players, both disabled and non disabled have much needed shelter from the rain, sun and inclement elements throughout the year, making us a truly all year round venue.

We are proud to currently offer free family tennis, 11-16 tennis, 16-25's tennis, ladies only group, child fitness, SEND tennis, inclusive tennis and key worker tennis across our clubs. We also offer highly subsidised (up to 60% less than other venues) pay-as-you-go lessons for children and adults aged 3 upwards. 

We run fun activities throughout the year to ensure everyone on our community feels welcome and can come and have a go at tennis in a supportive friendly environment. Importantly there is no membership fee or big lessons charges to pay out. Our aim is anyone can have a go and make new friends regardless of their ability/disability and financial circumstances. Sport should have no barriers.

All equipment provided and EVERYONE is welcome!


Why are we crowdfunding?

As mentioned above, we are proud to offer a range of fully funded or low cost lessons across all of our programmes to ensure tennis is accessible to absolutely everyone - we aim to be a hub for our community. This year with our new venue, we face increased lease costs and, like everyone, our core costs have grown dramatically so we are crowdfunding to maintain our hugely valued affordable programmes as well as our free courses too.

From feedback, we know how incredibly important it is to our families that we continue to offer these sessions throughout the year. People tell us how good it is for their physical and mental health and how our club helps them meet friends in their local community. Children with SEND make friends with children without SEND, helping to break down the barriers and misconceptions around SEND and sport. Local families rely on our inclusive programmes to keep their children active as there is virtually nothing available in our local area that is affordable and accessible. 


How we’ll spend the money raised

It costs £6000 per year to provide 8 hours per week of free tennis across our two sites, which is our primary goal for this crowdfunding. 

This doesn't take into account our highly subsidised pay-as-you-go lessons. Most local clubs charge upfront membership fee and then over £10 per hour for lessons. We are between £4.50-£6.50 with absolutely no up front fee, making us unique in our area. Therefore any additional funds over this £6,000 will go towards these subsidised lessons. In any event, absolutely all money raised will go towards supporting these programmes to ensure we continue making tennis accessible to those most in need in our community.

We know that since the pandemic, local families have really struggled financially with the cost of living increases. Sadly we know sport is the first thing to be stopped when money is tight but often has the greatest detrimental impact on both physical and mental health. This is why we feel that it's so important to continue offering our programmes to the local community and why we hope you will consider supporting us, thank you.

How you can play your part

There are four simple ways to help us reach our target, and make this project a reality.

1. Make a pledge. Don’t delay if you’re going to support us because momentum is key to our success!

2. Spread the word. Share our project on your social media pages and tell the world to get behind us! The more people we reach, the more support we will get.

3. Offer rewards. Get involved if you are a local business by donating things we can offer to our supporters. We will give you a shout out!

4. Create a fundraiser of your own. Use the button on our page to get started. Setting up your own page only takes a few minutes and you won’t need any bank details. Just a fun idea!


This project offered rewards

£7 or more

Tennis Sunday Funday!

Entry into our mini fete on Sunday 3rd July 11-2pm adults go free. Will include bouncy castle, facepainting, glitter art and more! Each child must have a separate pledge.

£5 or more

Family Inclusive Session

Please come along and support our fundraising with this family inclusive session Sunday 3rd July 10-11am

£8 or more

Entry into Parent and Child Tournament

Entry into our Tennis World Cup - Parent and Child Event Held on Monday 27th June 5.30-7.30pm Please enter both players separately. Each doubles pair will be allocated a team from the 2022 world cup. You can request a team in advance, but once allocated you will be required to dress in your nations colours/theme your outfits!

£8 or more

Entry into 10 and under doubles event

Entry into the Tennis World Cup 10 & under doubles held on Wednesday 29th June 5.30-7.30pm Please enter both players separately. Each pair will be allocated a team from the 2022 world cup. You can request a team in advance, but once allocated you will be required to dress in your nations colours/theme your outfits! If you have a partner you would like to play with, please ensure Lisa is informed. If you do not have a partner we can pair you up!

£8 or more

Entry in the 11 and over doubles event

Entry into the Tennis World Cup 11 & over doubles held on Thursday 30th June 5.30-7.30pm Please enter both players separately.Each pair will be allocated a team from the 2022 world cup. You can request a team in advance, but once allocated you will be required to dress in your nations colours/theme your outfits!If you have a partner you would like to play with, please ensure Lisa is informed. If you do not have a partner we can pair you up!

£8 or more

Entry into the Adult Doubles Event

Entry into the Tennis World Cup adult doubles held onFriday 1st July 5.30-7.30pm Please enter both players separatelyEach doubles pair will be allocated a team from the 2022 world cup. You can request a team in advance, but once allocated you will be required to dress in your nations colours/theme your outfits!If you have a partner you would like to play with, please ensure Lisa is informed. If you do not have a partner we can pair you up!

£20 or more

6 0'Clock Gin

Top quality gin for a great price! Ice and a slice?!

£50 or more

Consultation with Top Fields Accountants

A fantastic opportunity to talk through your accounts with a top professional. Read more at

£100 or more

Advertising on Summer Flyers

Sponsor our flyers for summer and have your logo on all promotional items for camp. This will reach 60 primary SEND and nursery schools as well as our community tennis club members in Maple Cross and Hertfordshire.

£3 or more

Sky Sports Goody Bag

Sky sports goody bag with Sky Sports branded items!

£5 or more


Who doesnt love a bottle of fiz! Over 18's only please!

£5 or more

Handmade Items by Handmade by McShea

Please see website for more details

£8 or more

Delicious cookie pie

These cookie pies taste amazing! Choose from a range of flavours go to Totally Perfect Treats on Instagram to check them out!

£10 or more

Balloon Stack from Beaumont Balloons

A fantastic balloon display suitable for any occasion. See more details on these fantastic balloons at

£10 or more

£20 Lulu and Moon Voucher

A great opportunity to get some lovely clothes and support a local boutique!

£10 or more

24fit BootCamp Voucher for 4 sessions

A great way to get summer ready by attending this fun and friendly bootcamp. Every Wednesday 7.30-8.30pm in the Maple Cross community centre.

£10 or more

Head Back Pack

Perfect for a day out or to pack all your tennis equipment in for tournaments and matches

£15 or more

Jack Daniels Whiskey

Is whiskey your favourite tipple? Why not grab a bargain!

£15 or more

Google Nest Mini

Grab a bargain with this Google Nest Mini. Great to help out around the house or to give as a gift!

£15 or more

1.5l Borgo Alato Prosecco

Who doesnt love a bottle of prosecco?! Great for those warm summer evenings or to have with friends and family at a BBQ!

£20 or more

Prosecco and Nibbles Hamper

A delicious hamper filled with prosecco and treats!

£20 or more

Cinema Hamper

A hamper full of your favourite cinema treats and sweets!

£20 or more

Afternoon Tea Hamper

Delicious scones and jam, tea and cake! What more could you need for the perfect afternoon tea!

£20 or more

Tivello Scarf

A beautiful scarf to add to your summer wardrobe. See more at

£20 or more

Hoss Photography Voucher

A photoshoot for all the family or just the kids? Or perhaps a couples shoot is for you? Can also be a fantastic gift!

£20 or more

Junior Babolat Racket and balls

A great racket for any new starter with sponge balls included

£20 or more

Wash cut and blow dry with Leigh

A great opportunity to have your hair cut in the comfort of your own home by experienced mobile hairdresser, Leigh. Must live within a 5 mie radius of Ruislip

£20 or more

1:1 lesson with one of the GS4 Tennis Team

A great chance to hone your tennis skills with a 1:1 lesson with Head Coach Jon Wildman

£40 or more

Ultra Sun Collection

A great selection of Ultra Sun products. Perfect for your upcoming holiday!

£40 or more

Philips Wireless Speaker

Brand new wireless speaker, great for getting those tunes on at Summer BBQS!

£60 or more

Summer Camp At GS4 Tennis

Get a £20 discount by pledging for a camp place through our crowdfunding page

£60 or more

Tecnifibre T Rebound 298

A great beginner adult racket RRP £145.00 but for an £80 pledge its all yours! Iga Swiatek frame and spray

£100 or more

Tecnifibre Adult Tempo 265 - Iga Swiatek's Racket

A fantastic racket for any club player. usually £180 so an absolute bargain for £100 pledge. Played with by Iga Swiatek

£100 or more

1 Year advertising on the GS4 website

Have you logo and company description and direct link added to our website for 1 year

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