Save Plympton Tennis Courts.

by Plympton Community Tennis Courts in Plymouth, Plymouth, United Kingdom

We did it
On 14th February 2022 we successfully raised £44,638 with 111 supporters in 56 days

Plympton Community has 4 courts. 2 courts are closed & need urgent work to keep them in use.The other 2 need repainting to extend their life

by Plympton Community Tennis Courts in Plymouth, Plymouth, United Kingdom

New stretch target

FANTASTIC! We have reached our original Target.  AND we have a great use for any extra funding.

Plympton Tennis Club doesn’t just want to keep the courts open; it also wants to improve these facilities for everyone. We want to extend available playing time by installing Floodlights on all the courts. It’s a big project, estimated at around £80,000 for the four  courts.

This project was started 5 years ago, and the good news is that we are already moving forward with our plan.  We have been raising funds to put into a ringfenced account, just for this project. We currently have over £30,000. Once we get to around £40-45 thousand, more options for further funding will be available to us. One option would be the Lawn Tennis Association’s “Quick Access Loan Scheme”. This facilitates a top priority of the LTA - the installation of floodlights to enable communities to grow participation by accessing all year-round facilities. This scheme will give Interest free loans to well - run clubs like ours. (Two Devon Club of the Year Awards and a Devon Community Club of the Year Award.)

Plympton is an expanding town with new housing developments planned in the Coypool area of Plympton. This new population will need access to good quality sports facilities.

So, please continue pledging as floodlighting will give added value to our main resurfacing project, allowing our important peak evening time slots to carry on throughout the winter.


Plympton Community Tennis Courts

These park courts in the centre of Plympton were originally maintained and repaired by Plymouth City Council. In recent years Plympton Tennis Club has taken increasing responsibility for cleaning and maintenance of the courts. In 2015, we raised money and organised grants to pay for two courts to be resurfaced. 

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What's The Problem ?

Unfortunately the other two courts failed a risk assessment in September 2021 and have  been closed. It has been 20 years since the last major work was done but they now need resurfacing before play can be allowed again.

Effect of Covid-19

Covid meant the club lost money from public use. When the courts were re-opened after the lockdowns they were very busy with their usage tripling. It was apparent how much the community really valued this facility and its positive effect on their wellbeing. Outdoor tennis is Covid-safe and if we do not re-surface them the courts will remain closed and opportunities for local people to play tennis will literally be cut by half. 

Ease of Use

The courts are open to anyone, can be easily booked online and the electronic gates allow everyone to access courts with ease. 

The tennis courts are part of a local sports hub which includes cricket and bowls. It is part of the fabric of Harewood Park.  

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Community Involvement

We are committed to involving the local community in playing tennis and are always on the lookout for new opportunities to welcome people at every level to the sport. During the pandemic we kept the courts open, when allowed, and saw a huge upswing in use, as people realised the benefit of a socially-distanced sport for health and well-being.

Our recent community activities have included:

  • A local Health and Well-Being group have joined with a regular coaching group. 
  • Fit & Fed - for local school children who are eligible for free school meals
  • National Play Day – a celebration of children’s right to play
  • We also provide regular sessions for wheelchair players.  

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This type of outreach meant that we received Devon County's Tennis Community Award in 2019.

Club Opportunities

The courts are open to all with some club sessions open to non-members. People are also encouraged to join the club, to extend their playing activity to; league matches, social competitions, club sessions and coaching. We are a welcoming, friendly and inclusive club and invite everyone to our courts. Plympton Tennis Club was amongst the 1st clubs in Devon to comply with the LTAs safeguarding standards and passed it's recent review with flying colours.

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                       Family Fun Afternoon - Open to Non-members.

What This Project Means to Us!

The resurfacing work will give the Plympton courts a new lease of life and guarantee the club’s continued stewardship of the courts for the Plympton Community. For example, we have plans to offer free tennis to people recommended by the social prescriber to benefit their health and well-being. It is essential that the club is successful, as they are the driving force in enabling access to the courts by the community. Without your support the courts will fall out of use, as they will become unsafe. This will mean a loss of an important asset to the people of Plympton and be detrimental to the environment of Harewood Park.

Please support us if you can by donating to this Crowdfunder.  On the right of this page there are membership discounts and a wide range of rewards generously offered by local traders.

 Thank-you for your help – and you’re always welcome to join us on court.

       "Rusty Racquets" Tournament -  open to non-members and members.

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                                             Thankyou !

 

 

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£50 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£108 Fourball voucher - Boringdon Park Golf Club

Boringdon Park Golf Club - Fourball voucher

£7 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£15 Tyre Repair voucher

Ridgeway Tyres - Free Puncture repair. (Note not all punctures are repairable)

£15 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Miss Pinks Florist

Gift Voucher £25.00

£15 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£25 Pet Grooming Hamper

Soapy Dog Canine Grooming - Grooming Hamper

£15 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£25 - Gym Bubbas (Plympton or Estover)

Gym Bubbas (Plympton or Estover). 20% discount on 10 structured lessons. Age 4 months - 12 year olds. Value £25.

£15 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£25 Voucher Computer & Smartphone accessories etc.

Computer Accessories. Printer Ink. Smartphone accessories etc. See products at www.jjshop.co.uk .

£15 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Brewers Decorators Centre Voucher

£20 voucher for painting and decorating supplies. 5 vouchers available. Can purchase more than one. (Shop opposite Chaplin’s).

£24 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Computer Cabin Voucher

Voucher worth £40 for goods from The Computer Cabin, Plympton.

£30 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Noakes and Habermehl

£70 Bolon Ladies sunglasses.

£4 or more

4 of 4 claimed

1 hour discounted court booking

1 hour of court use free (normally £6). Booking can be made from 1st April 2022 to 31st December 2022.

£4 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Two Toboggan rides

Plymouth Snowsport Centre - Two Toboggan rides (normally £6)

£5 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£10 Finla Coffee voucher

£10 voucher

£8 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£10 Voucher Mila's Bakery

£10 voucher

£10 or more

15 of 15 claimed

3 hours discounted court booking

3 hours of court use free (normally £18). Bookings can be made from 1st April 2022 to 31st December 2022. Can be 1 booking x 3 hours, 3 bookings x1 hour or 1x2 hour & 1x1 hour.

£12 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Devon Fudge £20 Voucher

Devon Fudge, Newnham Road, Plympton Hamper of selection of fudge. Value £20.

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

St Stephen’s Bakery

£20 Gift Voucher

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Steven's Jewellers

Dartington Gintuition.3 Great glasses + mixing tips and serving suggestions.(Value £27)

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Fruity Roots Vegbox

£25 Voucher for a Fruit & Veg box from Fruity Roots on the Ridgeway.

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Simply Carpets

£35 Shaggy-style rug in Black, grey and duck egg blue. 2.5m x 0.8m.

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£40 Voucher - Bella Lounge

£40 voucher for Beauty Treatments - Facial/manicure/pedicure/nails

£35 or more

4 of 4 claimed

Junior Tennis Membership, 1 year from 1st April 22

Junior Tennis Membership 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023. (under 18)

£66 or more

2 of 2 claimed

TWO year Junior Membership, from 1st April 22

2 years Junior Tennis Membership 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2024. (under 17)

£80 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Spike at the Art - £100 Tattoo Voucher

Spike at the Art, Plympton. £100 Tattoo Voucher. One of the top 3 tattoo parlours in Plymouth. Tom Daley got his Olympic Rings tattooed here!

£90 or more

9 of 9 claimed

1 year Adult Membership - Single

Adult Tennis Membership 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023.

£165 or more

2 of 2 claimed

1 year Adult Tennis Membership - Couple

Joint Adult Tennis Membership 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023.

£170 or more

15 of 15 claimed

TWO year Adult Membership - Single

2 year Adult Tennis Membership 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2024.

£205 or more

2 of 2 claimed

1 year Family Tennis Membership

Family Tennis Membership 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023. (2 adults & up to 4 children at the same address)

£312 or more

4 of 4 claimed

TWO year Adult Tennis Membership - Couple

2 year Joint Adult Tennis Membership 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2024.

£388 or more

1 of 1 claimed

TWO year Family Tennis Membership

2 year Family Tennis Membership 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2024. (2 adults & up to 4 children at the same address)

£425 or more

3 of 3 claimed

FIVE year membership - Adult Single.

5 year Adult Tennis Membership 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2027.

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