Nuneaton LTC - New Tennis Courts

by Ryan Forrest in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, United Kingdom

We did it
On 20th April 2022 we successfully raised £15,038 with 90 supporters in 28 days

Crowdfund £14k to replace our two artificial grass tennis courts which are no longer fit for purpose, to provide the best courts in Nuneaton

by Ryan Forrest in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, United Kingdom

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Nuneaton LTC - New Courts Crowdfunder

Nuneaton Lawn Tennis Club was formed in 1898 and is the last remaining LTA registered tennis club in Nuneaton. We have 2 Astroturf courts and 3 Tarmac courts, all of which are floodlit and a clubhouse with changing and shower facilities. We are a welcoming friendly and inclusive club with over 200 members.

https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/NuneatonLawnTennisClub

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We offer:

• A high standard of competitive league tennis

• Weekly social tennis sessions

• A thriving junior tennis section

• Regular social/family sessions

• Coaching for all ages and abilities

• Open days for new players

• Social events throughout the year such as quizzes and an annual Christmas Meal

In 2020 we were awarded Tennis Club of the Year by the Warwickshire LTA.

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We have coaching for juniors of all ages and abilities. Also we place a high priority on supporting juniors and ensuring they enjoy their tennis. We run a popular and successful junior night session every Friday evening, averaging 30 children, which includes themed nights – Christmas, Halloween, Pancakes, etc. We also work with local schools to offer them tennis sessions as part of their curriculum. In particular we have a local special needs school which we work with each year. For all school sessions we make no charge for our courts or facilities – the only charges are to cover the cost of any coaching provided. We are also a member of the Nuneaton & Bedworth Sports Forum.

We’ve extended our membership over the years with a number of initiatives to engage with the local community, including ‘Fun, Fit, Female’, ‘Parent & Child’ and ‘Tennis Express’ courses.

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Why We Need the Funding?

In 2020 and 2021 the Covid pandemic hit our finances. No tennis or social events were possible in lockdown and additionally we were operating under severe restrictions for long periods. This led to us having to reduce our membership fees to compensate members for the periods where no tennis was possible. However we are now looking forward to a new membership year without disruption and where we can restore our social events and build our membership. However we have 2 serious financial challenges:

• Our 2 x Artificial Grass courts are 12 years old and are suffering from drainage problems. They are getting very slippery and dangerous in wet weather. The only solution is a complete resurface of these 2 courts at a cost of around £55,000 to make them safe.

• We renewed our stop netting on one side of the courts this year from our membership funds. However the other side of the courts now urgently needs replacing at a cost of around £15,000.

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To ensure we have a viable tennis club that can thrive and attract new members we must have courts that can safely be used all year round and in all conditions. The Astroturf courts are regularly used by all members including adults for competitive matches and social tennis for families and juniors. Additionally we have a number of older members that are able to continue playing into the 70s and even 80s due to the cushioning effect of the Astroturf courts.

The club is well run financially by a dedicated and motivated committee and for many years we have been saving for the time when we need to resurface courts. However we can see that we are going to have a shortfall on the funds needed to complete both the above projects.

Please Help Us!

Nuneaton Tennis Club needs your help to raise the required funds to complete the above projects. We are the only remaining LTA accredited tennis club in the Nuneaton area and we would want to ensure that we will be there for the junior tennis players from future generations.

We are working hard to raise as much as possible and your help would really be appreciated to give us that extra push to transform our courts and facilities. So please donate as much as you can and help us deliver the above projects this year. If we are successful in our Crowd Funding objective of £7,000 then Sport England will support us with a ‘match fund’ grant of a further £7,000. This should enable us to complete both the above projects this year.

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How our project will be United by Birmingham 2022

The 2022 Commonwealth Games will shine a light on Birmingham and the West Midlands, putting our vibrant region on a global stage. At Nuneaton LTC, we can relate to the Birmingham 2022. We want to Bring People Together and champion the youth and diversity of our region. Nuneaton LTC encourage new members from across the town And surrounding area. Naturally, we Improve Health and Wellbeing of all of our members, putting on a wide ranging social and physical calendar. This money will be a Catalyst For Change at our club, providing brand new, top class all weather tennis courts. Everyone at Nuneaton Lawn Tennis Club looks forward to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

United by Birmingham 2022

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Court 5, 3-Year Sponsorship

This reward is to sponsor Court 5 for 3-years. Your business may also purchase and display a vinyl banner with eyelets (max size 100cm x 60cm) on your sponsored court. All sponsorship and banner designs are subject to Nuneaton LTC committee approval.

£2 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Kids Scooter “Pink Power”

This reward is for a second hand ‘pink power’ children's scooter which has been donated to the club

£2 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Kids Scooter “Nebulus Trax”

This reward is for a second hand ‘Nebulus Trax’ children's scooter which has been donated to the club

£2 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Kids Pogo Stick

This reward is for a second hand ‘make rock sensation’ children's pogo stick which has been donated to the club. Purple/ Blue

£5 or more

20 of 30 claimed

Quiz Night Tickets, Friday 22nd April 2022

This reward is entry to the Nuneaton LTC quiz night on Friday 22nd April 2022, hosted as always by Darren McHale. Funds will be raised for our new tennis courts. Please come along and support the club. Venue is Nuneaton Tennis Club clubhouse.

£5 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Cabuccino Coffee Co, £20 Voucher

Thank you for the donation from Cabuccino Coffee Co, a local Nuneaton business which started up in lockdown, famous for their black cab coffee service. Cabuccino can be found at Assembly Gardens, Coventry, as part of the City of Culture activities. Facebook - Cabuccino Coffee Co

£10 or more

8 of 16 claimed

Afternoon Tea, Sunday 3rd July, 13:30

This reward is for Afternoon Tea at Nuneaton Tennis Club clubhouse on Sunday 3rd July at 13:30. There will be a selection of finger sandwiches (vegetarian fillings on request), freshly baked scones, a variety of tasty treats and tea/ coffee. Thank you to Mark and Daryl Whitelegg for donating your time and resources to organise this.

£10 or more

0 of 1 claimed

The Hair Shop, £30 Voucher

This reward is in return for a £30 voucher at The Hair Shop, Nuneaton. Thanks to Tonya Wright, 07746 146362, at The Hair Shop for this kind donation.

£15 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Christina’s Lashes & Beauty, £50 Voucher

This donation from Christina’s Lashes & Beauty is for a £50 voucher. They are also offering the bidder a follow up lash infills offer for only £20 which would be transacted directly with them. Thanks so much for the kind donation Christina’s Lashes & Beauty. Facebook - Christina’s Lashes & Beauty

£15 or more

0 of 1 claimed

TWENTY Hairdressers, £45 Voucher

This reward is kindly donated by TWENTY Hairdressers in Attleborough and is for a £45 voucher. Thanks so much to TWENTY for this kind donation.

£60 or more

28 of 50 claimed

Floodlight Membership 2022

This reward is for unlimited use of floodlights at Nuneaton LTC from 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023. Floodlight membership is an additional optional payment and applies per Member or per Family or Parent & Junior membership. i.e. juniors are free on their parents Light Membership

£4 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Club Beanie Hat

This reward is for a beanie hat with the Nuneaton LTC club logo embroidered on the hat. This reward has kindly been donated by ‘Bespoke Embroidery’.

£5 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Pinocchio Pizzas, £20 Voucher

Thanks to Pinocchio Pizzas in Atherstone for this kind donation, a £20 voucher. Pinocchio can be found at 36 Long Street, Atherstone, CV9 1AU. http://www.pinocchiopizza.co/

£8 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Club White Sports Towel

This reward is for a white sports towel with the Nuneaton LTC club logo embroidered on the towel. This reward has kindly been donated by ‘Bespoke Embroidery’.

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Club Baseball Cap

This reward is for a baseball cap with the Nuneaton LTC club logo embroidered on the cap. This reward has kindly been donated by ‘Bespoke Embroidery’.

£10 or more

10 of 10 claimed

Junior Touch Tennis Tournament, Sun 10th Apr 10am

This reward is for entry into our Junior Touch Tennis Tournament on Sunday 10th April, 10am - Midday. This event is being organised by Leyton Ainslie-Huffer and Tommy Harkin. Entry includes a free cold drink and a tennis accessory. We also plan to run a raffle and bake off competition. Please contact Leyton and Tommy for more details.

£10 or more

16 of 16 claimed

American Tournament, Sunday 10th April, Midday-4pm

This reward is for entry into our American Tournament on Sunday 10th April, Midday - 4pm. This event is being organised by Leyton Ainslie-Huffer and Tommy Harkin, and is open to all adult members and older juniors. Entry includes a free cold drink and a tennis accessory. We also plan to run a raffle and bake off competition. Please contact Leyton and Tommy for more details.

£10 or more

15 of 15 claimed

Singles Orange Ball Tournament, Sat 2nd April

This reward is for entry into a fun ‘orange ball, orange court’ singles tournament organised by Leyton Ainslie-Huffer and Tommy Harkin, Saturday 2nd April 1pm - 4pm. This event is aimed at league players/ advanced players and older juniors (14+).

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Leonardos Coffee Bar, £20 Voucher

This reward is for a £20 voucher at Leonardos Coffee Bar on Newdigate Street in Nuneaton. Thanks a lot to Leonardos for this kind donation. Facebook - Leonardos Coffee Bar Restaurant. https://cafeleonardos.co.uk/

£13 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Club Men’s Playing Shirt - Large, Blue

This reward is for a large blue men’s playing shirt with the Nuneaton LTC club logo embroidered on the shirt. This reward has kindly been donated by ‘Bespoke Embroidery’.

£13 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Club Men’s Playing Shirt - Large, Black

This reward is for a black men’s playing shirt with the Nuneaton LTC club logo embroidered on the shirt. This reward has kindly been donated by ‘Bespoke Embroidery’.

£13 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Club Ladies Playing Shirt - Large, Blue

This reward is for a large blue ladies playing shirt with the Nuneaton LTC club logo embroidered on the shirt. This reward has kindly been donated by ‘Bespoke Embroidery’.

£13 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Club Ladies Playing Shirt - Large, Black

This reward is for a large black ladies playing shirt with the Nuneaton LTC club logo embroidered on the shirt. This reward has kindly been donated by ‘Bespoke Embroidery’.

£20 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Private Coaching - One Hour with Mark Hughes

This reward has been kindly donated by Mark Hughes and is for an hours 1:1 coaching with our head coach. This would normally cost £25. Date to be arranged with Mark

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Nuneaton Borough Family Ticket

This reward has been kindly donated by Nuneaton Borough Football Club and is for a voucher for a family ticket to a league match in the 22/23 season. This ticket is for two adults and two children (U16) or one adult and three children (U16) and retails at over £40. Thank you to the Boro for this donation.

£35 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Coventry City Football Club, 2x Tickets

Kindly donated by Coventry City Football Club, this reward is a voucher which can be exchanged for two adult tickets to a 22/23 season league match. This package retails at £40-60 depending on the fixture, based on 21/22 prices, so it a fantastic price for Sky Blues fans. Thank you very much to Coventry City FC for the kind donation.

£40 or more

1 of 1 claimed

The Royal Redgate, £50 Voucher

This reward has kindly been donated by The Royal Redgate and is for a £50 voucher. The tennis club have enjoyed the annual Christmas meal at the Red Gate in recent years and we really appreciate their generous donation for our fundraising. Facebook - The Royal Redgate. http://www.theredgate.co.uk/

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Court 3, 3-Year Sponsorship

This reward is to sponsor Court 3 for 3-years. Your business may also purchase and display a vinyl banner with eyelets (max size 100cm x 60cm) on your sponsored court. All sponsorship and banner designs are subject to Nuneaton LTC committee approval.

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Court 4, 3-Year Sponsorship

This reward is to sponsor Court 4 for 3-years. Your business may also purchase and display a vinyl banner with eyelets (max size 100cm x 60cm) on your sponsored court. All sponsorship and banner designs are subject to Nuneaton LTC committee approval.

£150 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Court 1, 3-Year Sponsorship

This reward is to sponsor Court 1 for 3-years. Your business may also purchase and display a vinyl banner with eyelets (max size 100cm x 60cm) on your sponsored court. All sponsorship and banner designs are subject to Nuneaton LTC committee approval.

£150 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Court 2, 3-Year Sponsorship

This reward is to sponsor Court 2 for 3-years. Your business may also purchase and display a vinyl banner with eyelets (max size 100cm x 60cm) on your sponsored court. All sponsorship and banner designs are subject to Nuneaton LTC committee approval.

£150 or more

10 of 10 claimed

Senior Membership 2022

This reward is in return for a senior membership at Nuneaton LTC from 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023. Applies to members aged 25 to 64 on 1st April 2022.

£175 or more

5 of 5 claimed

Parent & Junior Membership 2022

This reward is for ‘Parent & Junior’ membership at Nuneaton LTC 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023. 1 x senior membership and 1 x junior membership for the 2022 membership year. The adult and junior must be living at the same address. Junior membership applies up to the age of 18 years at the 1st April 2022

£275 or more

5 of 5 claimed

Family Membership 2022

This reward is in return for a family membership at Nuneaton LTC from 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023. Family membership is 2 adults and any number of juniors at same address.

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