Shadwell Tennis Club plays a huge part in the local community, providing a meeting place for all ages and abilities to come together and participate in playing tennis. Whether a complete beginner, an up and coming pro, or anywhere in-between, everyone is made to feel very welcome. We have been successful in obtaining grants to provide subsidised coaching and free racquets for children from all backgrounds to learn the game.
We're helping the next generation of tennis players to develop their game and stay active together.
Children receive awards to encourage progress and recognise their achievements.
Our open days encourage people to try tennis for free and become involved with the club.
We have free social tennis sessions and a thriving U3A group who travel from all over Leeds. Many friendships are made and our U3A group has enjoyed group tennis holidays organised by the club and friendly tournaments.
In the last 5 years our membership has grown and this additional use is now taking its toll on the court surface. Repainting about 4 years ago gave the courts some further life, but it is the macadam surface, which we believe to be over 40 years old, that’s breaking up and needs replacing.
We have been applying for grants and saving membership subscriptions for some time towards new court surfaces, a practice wall and possible floodlights but the recent pandemic meant we lost a lot of revenue when we had to close the club and so we are still far from our target for re-surfacing the courts. Given their heavy use, it would be great to have state of the art facilities to match the increasing demand.
Please help us!
We are working hard to raise as much as possible and your help would be really appreciated to pledge funds to provide new court surfaces which will enable players of all ages from 3 to over 80 years to enjoy tennis; the installation of floodlights which will facilitate all year use of courts; and the erection of a practice wall to aid player development. We have a target of £15,000 to raise. If we can reach our £15,000 target over the coming weeks, Sport England may consider us for extra funding!
How we will spend the money
We will be working towards the following with the funds raised
1.New all weather surface for x 2 courts
2. Installation of a practice wall so everyone can improve their tennis skills
A big thank you!
To all of you who have supported us with your donations, baking cakes for our open days and giving us your time.