Shadwell Tennis Club Court Resurfacing Fundraiser

by Shadwell Tennis Club in Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom


Gift Aid
+ est. £536.75
£15,000 target 5 days left
49% 87 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 13th August 2022 at 4:10pm

We are aiming to raise funds to provide new court surfaces and install a practice wall.

by Shadwell Tennis Club in Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom


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.1659439663_whatsapp_image_2022-08-01_at_11.52.56_pm.jpeg

Children receive awards to encourage progress and recognise their achievements.1659438638_whatsapp_image_2022-08-01_at_11.47.41_pm.jpeg

Our open days encourage people to try tennis for free and become involved with the club.1659439134_whatsapp_image_2022-08-01_at_11.47.40_pm.jpeg

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.1659439822_whatsapp_image_2022-06-30_at_11.27.19_am.jpeg

Crowdfunding Aim
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.1659454132_whatsapp_image_2022-08-01_at_11.53.03_pm_(1).jpeg

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.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£30 or more

0 of 1 claimed

1 hour tennis coaching

I hour tennis coaching with our head coach Tee. This can be one to one or shared coaching. Please contact to claim.

£5 or more

0 of 1 claimed

White bluebell bulbs

Transform your garden in Spring by planting 50 white bluebell bulbs. Please email [email protected] to claim.

£8 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Hand knitted baby sweater

Hand knitted in Shadwell, a beautiful pale pink and cream sweater with button opening on shoulder, suitable for age approx 9 months + Please email [email protected] to claim

£10 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Round of golf at Brandon golf course

Free round of golf at Brandon Golf course, Shadwell, LS17 8EZ. Usually costs £14. Please email [email protected] to claim

£12 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Exclusive use of secure dog exercise area

1 hour exclusive use of over 3 acres of secure, semi-wooded countryside for up to 5 dogs at Chris's Rustic exercise area. Brandon Crescent, LS17 9JH. Please contact [email protected] to claim.

£25 or more

0 of 1 claimed

1 year film and cinema membership

Free one year membership of the Shadwell Community Film and cinema club. Screening is at 7.30 pm at Shadwell Village Hall once a month except January and August. Please contact [email protected] to claim.

£200 or more

5 year senior club membership

5 year senior membership of Shadwell Tennis club (currently £50/year) to start immediately or if already a member, when current membership expires. Please email [email protected] to claim.

£200 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Advertising banner on our courts

Sponsor one of our 2 courts. Your company name will be displayed on a banner on the court. The advertiser is fully responsible for the provision of the banner to the club which cannot exceed 200x100cm. To ask any questions, please email [email protected]

£300 or more

3 year club family membership

3 year family membership (currently £120/year) starting now or if already family members, when current membership expires. A family membership is for 2 adults and any number of children under 18 living at the same address or a child over 18 but in full time education. Please email [email protected] to claim.

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