New courts & Floodlights for Arundel Tennis Club

by fiona anne watson in Arundel, West Sussex, United Kingdom

Total raised £22,320

raised so far

+ est. £2912.00 Gift Aid



To build a 4th court, repair the 3rd court and floodlights for both to enable year round playability.

by fiona anne watson in Arundel, West Sussex, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 21st May 2024 we'd raised £22,320 with 117 supporters in 69 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

This will help towards our target of building a new court.

Who are we?

Arundel Lawn Tennis Club is quite possibly one of the most picturesque clubs in the whole of the UK with its impressive views of Arundel Castle and the South Downs.  A well-established, welcoming and inclusive local club, passionate about getting all ages to play tennis. We have an active and growing membership of over 150 adults and juniors.  

We have been a proud part of our community for over 100 years. We offer coaching for adults and a popular junior program provided by a top LTA coach. We have 3 men's teams and 2 women's teams competing in local leagues (and doing rather well!) and we run social tennis sessions several times a week as well as organizing fun days and tournaments throughout the year.

Currently, we are a relatively small club with 3 outdoor courts of which only two meet competitive game standards and have lighting.

During and since Covid we have seen a surge in membership and we certainly want to actively encourage more people to engage and participate in the sport.  We welcome everyone regardless of age or ability and pride ourselves on meeting the needs of all members, from those playing just for fun and fitness to those wanting to compete.  We visit local schools and our coach provides tennis taster sessions to encourage children to take up tennis.


Why are we crowdfunding?

Only having 2 courts that are playable all the year round severely hampers our ability to provide tennis facilities to everyone who wants to play.

We have ambitious plans for growing the club activities and membership.  To do this we aim to build a new 4th court, improve the 3rd court and have floodlighting on all courts.  But it is EXPENSIVE.  The club and the LTA will contribute a significant portion of this investment but we NEED YOUR HELP to make up the shortfall to enable the investment to move forward.



How we’ll spend the money raised

The committee has already worked very hard for the project and obtained the extra land and planning permission required.  We are in the process of selecting the best contractor and continue to build up the club funds by running multiple events.  Once we have the full amount which we estimate to be £160,000 we will extend the 3rd court to the required size, dig out and prepare the land for the 4th court, have the surface laid and install additional LED sustainable lighting for courts 3 & 4.


Community impact

  • Lasting friendships, socialis1711627217_junior_tournament2.jpeging and being a great place to play friendly and inclusive tennis is what Arundel Lawn Tennis Club is all about.
  • Plus, the added benefit of providing a facility that aids and promotes physical and mental health.1711627267_bike.jpeg

All club members and the wider community will benefit from 4 well maintained and illuminated courts.  More working adults and school age children will be able to play weekday evenings all year round, significantly expanding the time available to play outdoors.  We will be able to facilitate a greater amount of social tennis and team practice, helping our teams to build on their already impressive advancement through the local leagues. It will also allow expansion of our coaching program like Rusty Racquets, Back to Tennis and Start to Play and in particular the junior coaching initiatives.  

We will also be able to offer courts to non-members via a simple online booking system.


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! Check out our REWARDS  - our way of saying a massive thank you for helping us

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!1711627794_img_1037.jpg

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!


This project offered rewards

£1,000 or more

Lifetime Membership

A lifetime membership at Arundel Lawn Tennis Club!

£5 or more

Post Box Pencil Sharpener

Boxed pencil sharpeners in a red post box style

£8 or more

£10 Beer Voucher at The Kings Arms

Grab yourself a £10 Beer Voucher for only £8 at The Kings Arms pub in Arundel.

£10 or more

New Balls Please

Your game will spring into life with a tube of 4 new Babalot or Head tennis balls

£10 or more

Boxed small Black Taxi children's toy

Die cast London Black Cab something different and could sit on your mantle as a reminder of how you helped us achieve our crowdfunding goal or have pleasure watching the little one scooting it into the skirting board

£10 or more

Red Telephone Box

No, it's not the real thing but a die cast toy of one. Might be the very thing you've always wanted.

£10 or more

Double Decker Pencil Sharpner

Double decker bus pencil sharpener painted in Union Jack colours all unboxed

£25 or more

6 Children's Books

Digging for Victory - Cathy Faulkner 2 x Horrid Henry - Francesca Simon Tom Gates top of the Class - LIz Pichon Mwikali and the Forbidden Mask - Shiko Nguru The Proudest Blue - Ibtihaj Muhammad

£25 or more

Set 2 of Six Children's Books

Horrid Henry and the Mega Mean Time Machine - Francesca Simon Horrid Henry's Underpants - Francesca Simon Cuckoo Summer - Jonathan Tullock October, October - Katya Balen Lost and Found - Oliver Jeffers

£25 or more

Set 3 of six Children's Books

Horrid Henry's Christmas Cracker - Francesca Simon Swimming On The Moon - Brian Conaghan The Shark Caller - Zillah Bethell Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman - Francesca Simon Tom Gates Super Good Skills (Almost) - LIz Pichon How to Catch a Star - Oliver Jeffers

£25 or more

Launch Party Ticket

When we get there and the 4th court is built and ready to play on we will be holding a glitzy launch party and this will be your ticket to that event - but get in now because nearer the time they will be on sale for £50

£30 or more

Free Reading Tutorial

Why not claim a set of books and add this tutorial to your rewards worth £40 or just help someone who may be a bit behind on their reading

£35 or more

IT Support Session

Having issues with your IT? Have an hours session with the Arundel IT experts at ATS Connection. Usually £50 per hour.

£40 or more

Mini Summer Camp

This mini summer camp place is worth £50 and is kindly donated by Colin Piper our Head Coach - dates and times to be advised

£50 or more

Your name in lights

A wall with your name on it as thanks from the club for your support in helping us achieve our ambition of building a 4th court to be unveiled at the launch party

£60 or more

A junior Summer Camp place

Kindly donated by our club coach Colin Piper, a junior summer camp place worth £75 a perfect time to learn to play or brush up on skills and spend time with other kids in the sunshine

£80 or more

Brand New Racket

This racket is being kindly donated by our Club Coach Colin Piper and is worth over £100.

£100 or more

Plant a Tree

We are passionate about keeping Arundel Tennis Club looking beautiful so why not be part of that by having a tree planted with your name for prosperity

£100 or more

Club Membership Discount

We are offering a very special 25% discount on a year's membership starting from April. Offer only open to new members.

£225 or more

4x LED Light Treatment worth £300

Treat yourself to a skin rejuvenation with Dr Justine Hextall at Tarrant Street Clinic. Usually £300.

£250 or more

Private Swimming Party at Brooklands Barn

Brooklands Barn, Arundel, have kindly donated the use of their indoor swimming pool for a private party of up to 10 children or 10 adults. Food and balloons not included! Available from 1pm to 4pm if children and adults to be discussed. This would normally be available for £300

£600 or more

A selection of unique Wedding Cars

Choose from an Aston Martin Vantage, A pair of classic MG roadsters or a classic VW Camper Van and subject to availability they will deliver you in style to your wedding or special event - both have to be in the local area

£750 or more

There's Aston Martin and then there's this Aston

A passenger ride in an Aston Martin Vanquish Volante - be seen in this stunning blue convertible with either a one hour drive or as a chauffeur drop off to a special event or for an hours fun with each family member having a go.

£750 or more

6 People to stay for a weekend in Arundel

Brooklands Barn, Arundel, are making available their beautiful barn for 6 people to stay Friday to Sunday subject to availability. Explore the restaurants and bars of Arundel, the Southdowns National Park and included is an hour on court at ALTC for a game of tennis. Worth £900

£15 or more

£25 Voucher at The Steakist

A £25 food & drink voucher for £25 at The Steakist in Arundel.

£15 or more

£20 Voucher at Juniper

Treat yourself to some lunch with a £20 voucher at Juniper.

£18 or more

£20 Beer Voucher at The Kings Arms

Grab yourself a £20 Beer Voucher for only £17 at The Kings Arms pub in Arundel.

£20 or more

Private Tennis Coaching Session

A one-to-one session with ALTC coach Colin. Usually £33.

£20 or more

3 Course Lunch at The Parsons Table

A 3 course lunch at The Parsons Table worth £27!

£35 or more

£50 Voucher for La Campania

A £50 voucher towards food & drink at La Campania Italian restaurant in Arundel.

£35 or more

1 week membership at Lanes Health Clubs

Fully inclusive membership at Lanes Health Clubs. Make the most of their gym, swimming pool, spa and fitness classes. Day pass normally £19 but this 1 week pass is only £35!

£60 or more

2 Admission Badges for Goodwood Horse Racing

2 admission badges to Goodwood Horse Racing on either the 3rd or 25th September! Richmond Enclosure.

£100 or more

The Pallant Hamper

The Pallant Hamper from Pallant of Arundel, 17 High Street, Arundel, [email protected] contains a beautiful selection of wines, provisions and sweet treats presented in a traditional wicker hamper (only available to those over 18) and would normally retail at £120

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