Serving the Community

by Lisa Wildman in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Total raised £8,091

raised so far



Get Set 4 Tennis - Now serving the whole community! Keeping Maple Cross active and included.....

by Lisa Wildman in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 17th July 2023 we'd raised £8,073 with 77 supporters in 35 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

The extra money would allow us to cover all base costs for 1 year at Maple Cross and Abbots Langley. 

Who are we?

Get Set 4 Tennis are an award-winning fully inclusive community tennis club providing free or affordable tennis to over 1000 children and adults every week. We 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 16 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 Tennis 4 All Award Winners for our work in inclusion. Our 6th award in 4 years. 





Community Impact

For the past two years, GS4 have run crowdfunding pages which have been extremely well received by the local community and raised lots of vital funds to support our work. 

Funds from last year allowed us to keep prices low and we were able to fully fund other areas of the community we felt most in need of support and physical exercise. 

We have continued to work with outreach projects in the local community with SEND schools, areas of deprivation and Action for Children to name a few. We were donated a van to transport our inclusive equipment around in from the West Herts Charitable Trust and selected to be recipients for the Bundles of Joy project.



Over the last 3 years GS4 have had the support of Three Rivers District council and have worked together to develop a brand new fully inclusive venue. This has included 3 newly situated tennis courts all floodlit and a community pavilion. This is a massive improvement on the current facilities for the residents of Maple Cross and we cannot wait to start using them.




We are delighted to be able to offer a range of activities now both on and off court to ensure the whole community is provided for. These will be aimed at our most vulnerable members of the community with things like warm safe space time, pop up food bank once a week and social prescribing. Groups like this will run alongside SEND specific activities both on and off the court as well as our usual tennis offering. 

This was our quote last year and it remains the same to this day….

“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?

A brand new facility does not come without cost. For the first time ever GS4 will be responsible for day to day maintenance costs, electricity and water bills to name just a few outgoings.

In order for us to keep lessons, activities, camps, everything we do, low cost, fundraising projects like this are vital. Without the support from the local community it will be incredibly hard to achieve everything we would like to for the local community. 

From feedback, we know how incredibly important it is to our families and the local community that this facility is able to offer a year round package both on and off the tennis court. Many of the areas of the community we work with are isolated and/or vulnerable and this facility will enable us to bring people together. 



How we’ll spend the money raised

Projected costs for the running of the facility are approximately £12,000 per year (base amount) Ouch right? 

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 £5-£7 with absolutely no up front fee, making us unique in our area. Therefore any additional funds over this £12,000 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 the cost of living crisis sees many local families struggling financially. 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 now to continue and expand our offering to the local community 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. 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

£6 or more

Funday Sunday - Mini Fete

1 pledge per child. Fete will include bouncy castle, tennis obstacle course, art and craft and facepainting. The ice cream van will also be making a visit! (Additional payment for ice cream) Sunday 16th July 11am-2pm

£2 or more

Wimbledon Seed

Buy a Wimbledon seeded player for £2. If your seed wins you will receive 50% of the prize money. Up to £32 if all seeds are sold. There are 32 men and 32 women available. Make your pledge and draw from the pot!

£5 or more

Inclusive Session

A one hour inclusive fun session with coach Jon! Sunday 16th July 10-11am.

£6 or more

Wimbledon Mens Final - Clubhouse Seat

We will have a big screen and strawberries and cream for the pinnacle of the tennis calendar. Join us in the new clubhouse to create a great atmosphere. Ticket will include one free Pimms, Beer or Soft Drink Sunday 16th July 2pm onwards

£9 or more

8 and under Tournament

Two hours of tennis competition with prizes and medals 5.15-7.15pm Monday 10th July

£9 or more

9 and under tournament

2 hours of tennis competition with prizes and medals 5.15-6.15pm Monday 10th July

£9 or more

Adult and Child Tournament

£10 per pair for this adult and child arguments please! Tuesday 11th July 5.15-7.15pm

£9 or more

Junior USA Doubles (10 and over)

No partner needed for this fun doubles event! Wednesday 12th July 5.15-7.15pm

£9 or more

Wimbledon Whites touchtennis

Touchtennis is played on a small court with sponge balls. Thinks its easy? Think again......come and challenge to be the touchtennis champ! Thursday 13th July 5.45-7.45pm

£9 or more

Club Night (10 and unders)

Two hours of tennis fun for all 10 and under. Fun, games and plenty of prizes! Friday 14th July 5-7pm

£9 or more

12 and Under Tournament

12 and under singles event Monday 10th July from 6.15-8.15pm

£20 or more

Herbal Life Meal Plan and Breakfast package

Losing weight is always hard. Why not give Herablife a go? For just £20 you can have a whole meal plan diet worked out for you by a trained Herbalife representative as well as some breakfast item thrown in! RRP £50

£30 or more

Hoss Family Photoshoot

This reward includes a family portrait session as well as a £50 voucher and a free 6 x 9" print of your choice. An absolute bargain for just £30! RRP £75, check out this fantastic local studio at

£50 or more

1 hour session with Top Fields Accounting

Usually worth £100 use this hour to get your tax return sorted in a jiffy! Or just some top advice from a highly qualified accountant. Check out their website now to see what they could help you with........

£50 or more

10 Class Pass Gift Voucher for Hot Pod Yoga

Come and try out an immersive hot yoga experience at 37 degrees. This 10 class pass is sure to get you summer body ready! Worth over £100 check out for more information

£100 or more

1 year advertising on the GS4 Website

With a high volume of traffic through our website this is a fantastic opportunity for a local business to support our club and get some great advertising space.

£100 or more

£295 Venture Photography Voucher

An amazing opportunity to secure £295 voucher to spend in a Venture Photography studio. They have maternity shoots, family shoots, you name it they do it so if you are looking for a lovely set of photographs for your home, family and friends, then look no further! Check out this award winning studio at

£200 or more

1 year advertising on Group Lesson Flyers

Each term GS4 produce their lesson schedule. These come out in January, April and September. The reach of these flyers is massive and for just £200 a local company can advertise their logo on the front page. Flyers go out to all local schools, as well as social media and paid Facebook ad.

£250 or more

1 year advertising on Camp Flyers

Advertised 6 times a year for the 3 main school holidays and the half terms. These come out in February, April, May, July October and December. The reach of these flyers is massive and for just £250 a local company can advertise their logo on the front page. Flyers go out to all local schools, as well as social media and paid Facebook ad.

£300 or more

£550 Venture Photography Voucher

An amazing opportunity to secure £550 voucher to spend in a Venture Photography studio. They have maternity shoots, family shoots, you name it they do it so if you are looking for a lovely set of photographs for your home, family and friends, then look no further. Check out this award winning studio at

£5 or more

Oliver Thomas Toiletries Set

A lovely little gift or a treat for yourself! This set includes 6 miniature items from the rhubarb and pomegranate including bubble bath and body wash

£8 or more

Prepaid Unlimited BBQ Ticket

Sunday 11-2pm we will be having a delicious BBQ with all your summer favourites. Buy your wristband now and it will include a free pimms/beer or soft drink and as many visits to the BBQ as you like! (Until the food runs out that is) Food will be charged individually on the day

£12 or more

70cl Gordons Sicilian Lemon Gin

Usually £17.50 in the shops this gin will be perfect on a summers evening. Perfect in time for the nice weather!

£15 or more

Ellana Jewellery

A lovely item from the Ellana Jewellery range. This item is a beautifully made bracelet and would look amazing on that special someone! Check out the full range at

£15 or more

£25 Snow Centre Voucher

A fantastic chance to hit the slopes at a great price. The voucher can be used online to book snowboarding or skiing sessions. Take a look now at their website and see whats on offer!

£15 or more

24 Fiit Bootcamp 4 session voucher

Looking to get that body ready for summer? Why not try the 24 fitt bootcamp at Maple Cross. A friendly yet challenging session with a mixture of cardio and circuits. A great way to get into shape! Usually worth £28, take a look on their instagram page to see what the group is all about.

£18 or more

Aldenham Country Farm Family Ticket and Food

A perfect family day out at this local farm park which includes a bag of food for the animals! Usual price £25 check out all the fun at the farm here...

£20 or more

Prosecco and Nibbles Hamper

A delicious hamper full of your favourite nibbles and prosecco. Great for an evening with the girls or to enjoy on your own!

£20 or more

Movie Night Hamper

A hamper with everything you need for a great movie night in. Popcorn, sweets, chocolate and drinks!

£20 or more

Afternoon Tea Hamper

Delicious tea, biscuits, scones and jam. Perfect for a sunny afternoon treat!

£20 or more

1:1 Lesson with Head Coach Jon Wildman

Usually worth £30 grab this bargain lesson to improve your skills and get some top tips from Head Pro Jon Wildman

£20 or more

Wash Cut and Wave with Leigh

Have a special occasion coming up? Why not treat yourself to a wash cut and wave in your own home for the perfect look for that big event

£20 or more

Wash and Blow Dry at Evolve Salon and Spa

Sit back, relax and enjoy a wash and blow dry at this lovely salon in Watford. Whether its a special occasion or just to pamper yourself. This is a perfect reward for anyone

£20 or more

£50 Ocado Voucher

Having a little summer party or BBQ? Why not claim this £50 ocado voucher (minimum spend £40) and treat your guests or yourself!

£50 or more

1 week on a GS4 Summer Camp

A great chance to get a week on camp at just half the full price!!

£70 or more

£100 Zaza voucher

A fantastic prize for that much needed date night or a fun family meal, pledge £70 and get this £100 Zaza voucher! An amazing £30 saving!

£120 or more

Head Speed Racket - Donated by PH Sports

The Head Speed racket is a top of the range tour racket. Usually priced at over £175 this racket is a snip for a pledge of just £120.

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