A New Indoor Tennis Court For Peterborough

by City of Peterborough Tennis Club (COPTC) in Peterborough, United Kingdom

Total raised £23,278

 
Gift Aid
+ est. £1611.75
£30,000 stretch target 10 days left
116% 160 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 31st July 2024 at 12:00pm

Wimbledon has offered to gift us an Indoor Court Air Dome. We are raising funds to help pay for its installation.

by City of Peterborough Tennis Club (COPTC) in Peterborough, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

We estimate it will cost close to £200,000 to get our new indoor court completely up and running. Therefore, any extra money we raise will go towards this project only.


 Who are we?

Peterborough City Tennis Club - Our Story:

Peterborough City Tennis Club 1712540701_c77c94e7-3000-43f9-96a2-bfb90ce5cd08_3.jpgis near the centre of Peterborough and offers an important source of physical activity and social interaction across our local community, with access to tennis coaching, club sessions and social events for adults, juniors and people with health conditions or impairments alike.  Our ambition is to welcome and encourage all people to join and participate in our club regardless of ability or background.

Our Club has been a massive success in recent years, growing from 25 members in 2016 to over 600 members today. The reason for this success is the hard work that has been put in on improvements, notably:

  • 3 re-surfaced and well-maintained outdoor courts, equipped with high quality floodlights.
  • 2 indoor courts for hire year-round, 7am to 10pm
  • A strong coaching team  provided by inspire2coach
  • Encouraging diverse groups such as U3A, Bright Ideas for disabled players, wheelchair tennis, holiday camps for children etc.

To continue this progress, we must further develop our facilities. Our two indoor courts have been an amazing success, but as they are the only permanent and affordable indoor courts in the area, we are about to hit insufficient capacity to meet demand.

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Why are we crowdfunding?

Many sports clubs across the country have been negatively affected in recent years by Covid, rising energy costs and the cost of living crisis. Our club is no different.

 One of the benefits of the recovery from Covid was that we saw a huge spike in new members and demand for court time as people realized the importance of staying healthy, which as a result continues to place huge demand on our existing facilities. 

The LTA has recognized the fantastic work we have done historically and continue to do both for our members and the wider community (resulting in us winning a club of the year award) by gifting us a new indoor double skin air-dome . It is imperative that we maximise the benefits from this gift by raising the funds to build and run the facility without placing an unwelcome burden on the club thus aiding its recovery from some tough years. Installing this free-state-of-the-art dome will enable us as a club to continue to offer an affordable high-quality sports environment to all our users. This new dome is the perfect example of recycling on a major scale. The new dome will use the highest quality, ultra efficient, low cost, LED lighting thus building resilience against fluctuating energy costs.

The dome is coming from Wimbledon (AELTC) and is nearly new, having only been up for 2 years (Covid reduced its use), they have an expected lifespan of over 25 years. A new dome of this type and quality would cost £160,000. This is an opportunity not to be missed, one which will benefit the whole community!

Although the dome itself is a freebie, we have estimated that there will be close to £200,000 of other costs involved in setting it up. This will be a good investment for the Club, and will pay for itself in less than 10 years. We have some money in the bank, and various grant and loan opportunities which are being explored, but Sport England Crowdfunding is a great way to more than double any funds donated/raised by us with Lottery Fund money and Gift Aid.

With such an enthusiastic membership and lots of support from friends, family and local businesses, we're confident we can raise a target of £10,000 which, if match-funded by Sport England and bolstered by Gift Aid, could end up at over £20,000 funding towards our new indoor facility.

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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!


How we’ll spend the money raised

The money you raise or donate will go towards building the foundations, laying the court surfaces, installing the electricity supply with a back-up generator, and putting in the lights. Whatever money is raised by our Crowdfunding (more or less than target), it will all go towards this. The picture below shows what an Air Dome looks like from the outside (these are the air domes that are being given away).

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Community impact

Peterborough is one of the fastest growing cities in England – the council estimated that it would see a population increase of up to 35% between 2018 and 2031. The city is often described as a deprived area and one of the least healthy areas in the UK. The city centre has poor health rates and a limited supply of affordable sports facilities. The proportion of adults in Peterborough classified as physically “inactive” due to taking less than 30 minutes of moderate physical activity per week is 35-40%.

The provision of a good quality affordable indoor tennis facility has enabled us and will continues to enable us to provide sporting opportunities to the following groups beyond our core members:

We have 245 children from 5-16 enrolled onto weekly tennis coaching sessions (61% girls, 39% boys)

We have links with the local U3A and twice a week 16 of their members use the indoor courts for short-tennis.

Having indoor facilities has allowed us to run sessions for other disadvantaged/specific groups:

Wheel chair tennis, one of our new to tennis wheelchair players has gone on to become a wheelchair tennis coach herself.

HAF camps - providing during the school holidays sporting activities and a meal for those on free-school dinners.

We work with the Child Development Centre to open up tennis opportunities to disabled children and young people - creating an inclusive environment which allows them to enjoy sport at every level. 

Affordable holiday camps for parents who have to work during the school holidays

Prime Video LTA youth girls - a girls only program funded by Amazon to get more girls playing tennis - we have run a number of these but could run more with additional court space. 

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

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Adult fun tennis tournament - 20th July

Enter this fun social tennis tournament. Luke will put you into teams for afternoon of tennis organised to coincide with the clubs beer festival. All abilities welcome. Play will be from 3-5 with plenty of opportunities to enjoy the refreshments on offer.

£10 or more

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Agrifac baseball cap

Look like a sugarbeet harvester driver in this smart red "big six" baseball cap from Agrifac UK. RRP £25

£10 or more

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Junior tennis social 3rd August

Come join your mates for a fun morning of tennis, games and bbq. 11am -12.30 Saturday 3rd August, open to all ages and all abilities. Prizes/gifts for everyone.

£10 or more

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Coca cola football and pump

Buy your own piece of Euro 2024 memorabilia by getting one of these Coca Cola branded Euro 2024 footballs complete with like branded hand pump. A collectors item for any footy fan. Very attractive in shiny red.

£12 or more

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golf balls

three pack of coca-cola branded Titleist golf balls RRP £16

£12 or more

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Water bottle/flask

keep hydrated with one of these cool looking PGA golf and Powerade branded water bottles/flask. RRP £16

£15 or more

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Group specialist Serving Clinic

Inspire2Coach will help you improve your service action, the most important shot in tennis!

£15 or more

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Doubles masterclass

Join this doubles maseterclass run by James Puttrellto improve your doubles game with some key positional tips and tricks. Better still get your usual doubles partner to join you so you can work on your positional play together.

£15 or more

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Doubles masterclass

Join this doubles maseterclass run by James Putterill to improve your doubles game with some key positional tips and tricks. Better still get your usual doubles partner to join you so you can work on your positional play together.

£15 or more

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Pickle ball afternoon on 28th July with Dave Forth

Sunday July 28th at 3pm come try this fast growing racket sport. If you are are experienced 2 courts will be set up for match play. If you are new to the game or want to improve 2 courts will be set up for coaching by Dave Forth. Fun guaranteed, come try it out

£18 or more

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Christmas Party Tickets - 13th December

Book now and have something to look forward to! Proceeds to go to our crowdfunding campaign. Take this opportunity to buy the tickets at a reduced price. Actual price will be at least £20.

£18 or more

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End of Season party tickets - 21st September

Highlight of the tennis year, buy your tickets now at a reduced price to this must attend event, includes welcome drink, food and entertainment.

£20 or more

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Racket restring

Have your racket restrung by our very own Master Stringer - Colin.

£30 or more

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1-2-1 performing arts coaching session

Treat your child to a 1-2-1 performing arts session with our very own Gemma Stevenson, qualified performing arts teacher and BBC presenter. Usual price £40

£30 or more

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Squash lesson

Let professional coach Luke Halliwell improve your squash or racquetball game through this 1-2-1 tailored lesson at City of Peterborough squash club.

£43 or more

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coca-cola branded gym/duffel bag

Look the part at the gym or wherever you exercise with this high quality coca-cola gym/duffel bag RRP £57

£45 or more

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1-2-1 cycle lesson

Let professional cycle coach Alison teach your child to ride their bike on a 1-2-1 basis in a traffic free environment. Or if you have lost confidence in cycling yourself, let Alison help you get back in the saddle

£50 or more

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Coaching-only Annual Membership

Take part in our excellent coaching programmes with Inspire2Coach and see the proceeds of your membership fee go towards our crowdfunding.

£50 or more

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Car wash and Valet

Our Vice-Chairman is offering to wash and valet your car at your own home, don't miss out on this one-time offer.

£60 or more

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Specialist doubles coaching by Jack

Treat you and 3 fellow players to this doubles focused specialist coaching session by our high energy specialist coach Jack, who will tailor the session to your ability and desired outcomes.

£60 or more

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Brand new Dunlop tennis racket

Upgrade your racket and your game with this brand new Dunlop FX team 285 tennis racket - RRP £100

£60 or more

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3 course Indian meal for 4

A freshly prepared 3 course meal for 4 people, at the club, after either a Wednesday or Saturday social tennis session (date to be mutually agreed). Cooked by Paul Evans and designed to be a varied, flavoursome but mild, taste of British-Indian food, the meal will consist of: popadoms & pickles Prawn puri - starter (x4) Lamb bhuna, chicken pathia, basmati rice, naan breads - main Mango & cardamom kulfi with pineapple - dessert (x4)

£70 or more

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Junior Annual Membership

Buy a Junior Membership here and see the proceeds go to the crowdfunding for the new Tennis Dome

£80 or more

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Employ Eesa as your servant for the day

Our keen and helpful member, Eesa, is offering to be your servant for a day (subject to the laws of Modern Slavery of course!)

£100 or more

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Day hire of meeting room

Day hire of the meeting room at the sports club. Light and airy room that has been newly refurbished. Coy enough for 4 but spacious enough for 24. Usual price £144

£100 or more

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6 hours free use of the clubs meeting room

Need a place to meet then hire for free our newly refurbished meeting room for 4- 24. Have it 3 times for 2 hours or use all 6 hours in one day, choice is yours. Usual price £144.

£175 or more

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One night golf escape for 2

One night escape with breakfast and unlimited golf for 2 people at the Rodway Hill eco pod hotel in idyllic Gloucestershire.

£180 or more

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Adult Annual Membership

Buy an annual membership here and see the proceeds go to the crowdfunding for our new tennis dome.

£200 or more

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Independent expert house selling/buying advice

The Moving Expert are offering independent buying/selling advice to anyone wanting to either put their house on the market or purchase a property. Help can be offered if you are tied in with an Estate Agent who isnt getting results. Usual price £500

£320 or more

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A weekend for 2 in Brancaster

Our generous member Amy is offering a weekend of your choice* in this fantastic home in Brancaster *date to be agreed subject to availability

£350 or more

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Golf at Gog Magog Golf course

The Gog Magog Golf Club have very kindly offered as a 4 ball voucher for 4 people worth £400. The Club boasts two outstanding 18 hole courses to choose from, roaming over 380 acres of free-draining chalk downland hills. Both courses have panoramic views across the local countryside. https://www.gogmagog.co.uk/visitors_introduction Reservations subject to availability, pre booked through their office, and to be used by the end of July 2025

£500 or more

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Sponsor a court

Support the club and advertise your business. Have your company name/logo/contact details displayed on a banner on a court of your choice for a whole year. In addition we will add your logo to our on-line court booking system and place a thank you in our news letter that is sent out to over 600 members.

£6 or more

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250g bag of snob coffee

Coffee lovers explore the web site www.snobcoffee.co.uk to chose your favorite freshly roasted to order blend. RRP £7.75

£10 or more

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Play George for 30 minutes!

Our very keen member, George Green, is offering to play from dawn till dusk on 22nd or 23rd June (depending on weather), in 30 minutes slots against any opponent who makes a bid. Join in for a bit of fun and in a good cause!

£10 or more

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Cardio Tennis Session - With MAX!!

MAX IS BACK for the summer and will be running a cardio tennis session on Saturday 20th July at 2pm. Sign up for this fun high energy session and then have a beer and catch up with Max afterwards at the beer festival.

£10 or more

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Black Scania baseball cap

All black Scania branded baseball cap RRP £25

£10 or more

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Wimbledon sweepstake

For just £10 enter this sweepstake to receive a seeded player in both the mens and ladies singles draw. The owner of the winner of both events will receive a cash prize. An easy and fun way to support or campaign. Be quick Wimbledon starts on the 1st July.

£10 or more

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Summer BBQ and social tennis run by Jack

The usual social tennis on the 3rd July is being enhanced by a BBQ. WEDNESDAY 3rd JULY Come play tennis with other members from 7-9 followed by a BBQ (burgers, hotdogs etc) and sides. All for just £10. The more the merrier. Meet your fellow members on and off the court.

£12 or more

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Pair of Cinema tickets

see the latest release on the big screen with a friend with this pair of cinema tickets Valid at any Vue cinema RRP £16+

£15 or more

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6 pack of various craft beers

5 x 500ml and one 660ml of different craft beers for you to enjoy. RRP £20

£20 or more

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10 floodlight tokens

Always useful to have a stash of floodlight tokens for evening play outdoors. Proceeds go to the new tennis dome.

£20 or more

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Finest bottle of English Sparkling wine

English Sparkling wine is now highly rated compared to champagne and Proseco. One of the best producers is the Rathfinney Estate, so pick up this 2017 Classic Cuvee Brut as a heavily discounted price Usual price £35.

£20 or more

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Bottle of fine red wine

Bottle of Chateau Tournebrise 2020 Lalande-De-Pomerol

£25 or more

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2 hour indoor court booking

A 2 hour booking on one of our indoor courts. Proceeds to go towards our crowdfunding for the new court.

£25 or more

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Hit the first serve in the new dome!

Be the person to hit the first serve in the new Tennis Dome when it's up and running. Our equivalent of cutting the ribbon at a launch.

£25 or more

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Grass Court Doubles clinic with Katrin - 3rd July

Come and get ready for the grass court season with this "grass" skills specific session to be run by Katrin. Ideally suited to those that are entering the famous Hunstanton Lawn Tennis Tournament this year. Will take place at 6pm on 27/6/24 right before the BBQ tennis social. So get your tickets to both and make a night of it.

£30 or more

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6 tubes of tennis balls

Dont be caught out by not having new balls to play with, get some in stock now, but 6 tubes at this very competitive price. RRP £42

£30 or more

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1-2-1 lesson with James

Treat yourself to a tailored 1-2-1 lesson with the clubs longest serving coach - James Puttrell

£40 or more

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121 coaching session with Luke (inspire2coach)

Whatever your level or your targets, our expert head coach Luke will give you a tailored 121 Coaching Session (1 hour) that will meet your objectives. Includes video analysis.

£40 or more

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Afternoon Tea for 2 at Hunters Interiors

A selection of sandwiches, scones, cakes and drinks in the delightful setting of Hunters Interiors of Stamford https://www.huntersinteriorsofstamford.co.uk/pages/hayloft

£40 or more

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Private tennis lesson with Katrin

Improve your game immediately with a 1-2-1 tailored private tennis lesson with our very own ex-professional Katrin.

£80 or more

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Play the first game of doubles in the new dome

4 x £20 will secure you the first game of doubles to be played in the new tennis dome. An experience to be remembered.

£100 or more

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Wilson Pro Staff

Ex-Demo Wilson Pro Staff PS97 UL (270g) tennis racket. Retail price over £150. So treat yourself to this as new performance racket.

£180 or more

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4 Ball Round of Golf at St Ives Golf Club

Rob Duff, Course Manager at St Ives Golf Club has kindly offered us an off peak 4 ball voucher (that's any time except Saturday and Sunday morning) for 4 people, worth around £220.

£200 or more

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Professional carpet clean

Have all the carpets in your house (upto 5-bed home) professionally cleaned by Diligent Cleaning a well respected Peterborough business owned by our member Simon Youngs. Usual price £395

£250 or more

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A whole year of lessons with Jack

Best way to improve your game is to have regular lessons with the same coach so they can get to understand your game. jack is very generously offering a 1-2-1 lesson every month for a whole year. Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to improve your tennis.

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