Leominster Tennis Courts Refurbishment

by Leominster Tennis Club in Leominster, Herefordshire, United Kingdom

Leominster Tennis Courts Refurbishment

Total raised £516

 
Gift Aid
+ est. £2.50
£6,000 target 42 days left
8% 23 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 25th August 2024 at 2:33pm

We are fundraising for the refurbishment of the outdoor tennis courts in Leominster at the Bridge Street Sports Centre.

by Leominster Tennis Club in Leominster, Herefordshire, United Kingdom

Who are we?

Leominster Tennis Club has been a proud part of the community for over 80 years, moving to the Bridge Street facility when they opened in 1997. It provides a great opportunity to play tennis all year round having 4 floodlit outdoor tennis courts and the only 2 indoor courts in Herefordshire. 

Leominster Tennis Club teamed up with ECHO (Extra Choices in Herefordshire), a supportive charity for adults with learning disabilities. Providing participants the opportunity to not only play tennis, develop their fitness and coordination but to also build social skills, confidence, self esteem and independence. 

The club offers regular coaching sessions to juniors from 4 -16 years of age in addition to adults of all abilities.

Leominster tennis club actively participates in the Hereford and Worcester league, entering three men's, two ladies and three mixed doubles teams.

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. 

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Why are we crowdfunding?

Leominster Tennis Club plays a pivotal role in providing tennis opportunities to all within our local community. 

Without prompt action we risk being unable to offer any participation on the outdoor courts during wet weather due to safety concerns. The indoor courts are not always available as other sports also utilise this facility so we have no other choice but to cancel sessions with some very disappointed children and adults alike.

Urgent work is needed to resurface the existing courts that are now 27 years old. The courts have deteriorated dramatically, driven by their age and the increasing wet weather, where we now recognise that environmentally they will also require improvements to the drainage. This will enable us to provide a better, more durable and SAFER playing surface for our members and the local community.

In partnership with Halo, who are securing other funding avenues, we as a club need to raise as much money as possible to make up the shortfall, enabling the project to move forward. 

To bridge the funding gap, we are seeking support from you to cover some of the remaining money needed. We aim to raise £6,000 with the hope of receiving extra funding through Sport England. Any other donations and funding we can secure will make up the difference to complete the project. 

Your support will play a crucial role in securing the future of tennis in Leominster, ensuring that the benefits of this sport are accessible to all. 

The current state of the outdoor courts at Leominster:

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How we’ll spend the money raised

All the money raised will be used to refurbish the four outdoor tennis courts, a fresh layer of hardwearing macadam will provide a very durable, flat and long-lasting surface to replace the old that was prone to standing water, being slippery when wet and very uneven. 

The net post foundations will be renewed and new net posts installed. Finally, a dual-colour non-slip paint will ensure safe play in all conditions for many years to come. The result, an outstanding facility that will look great, play safe and attract many more people to tennis.

How we hope the courts to look once the project is complete:

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Community impact

Leominster Tennis Club has a long history of inclusivity, "Tennis is for Everyone".

We cater for individuals with diverse abilities and needs, ensuring that everyone, regardless of their learning disability, physical disability, or mental health condition can participate and thrive. 

We have always tried to keep costs down and have affordable memberships. Club nights operate on a 'just turn up, pay and play system' with Juniors paying just £1 and adults £3.

For the ECHO team the club has donated all fees paid back to the charity to support them. 

We also operate an 'Open Court' session that encourages anyone who wants to give tennis a try or hasn't played in a while. Equipment can be provided, it's a fun way of keeping fit and healthy and a great social activity. 

The Junior coaching consists of both boys and girls across a wide spectrum of ages. We run mini tournaments to assist all abilities in building confidence and most importantly, have FUN!

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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. Fundraise for us. If you want to run your own fundraiser – maybe a sponsored activity or similar – use the 'contact project' button at the top of our page to let us know. Setting up your own page only takes a few minutes and you won’t need any bank details. Just a fun idea!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£5 or more

LTC Junior tennis tournament

Leominster tennis club junior tournament registration fee on the 14th July, Bridge street sports centre, 11am start. Beginner/intermediate standard, maximum entry age 14. Separate orange, green and yellow ball competitions.

£8 or more

2 of 80 claimed

Tube of 4 x Head Tour tennis balls

Great quality yellow tennis balls, 4 x head tour tennis balls. available for collection every Monday and Wednesday 6-8pm, Tuesdays 6.30-7.30pm and Fridays 4-7pm at Bridge Street sports centre

£10 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Racquet restring

New synthetic gut strings for your racquet, or if you already have a new set of strings, a free restring using them.

£15 or more

2 of 5 claimed

One to one Junior tennis Coaching with Graham

1 hour junior tennis coaching with Graham at bridge street sports centre by mutual arrangement

£20 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Tutoring in Maths or Science

One hour tutoring sessions in maths or science from KS2 up to GCSE. would need to be taken this academic year Sept 24 - May 25 at a mutually agreed time.

£300 or more

0 of 20 claimed

Business Advertisment Banner

Full colour mesh banner measuring 4m x 1m advertising your business at Bridge Street sports centre tennis courts

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