Solihull Tennis Club needs your help!
We are raising money to help fund the resurfacing of our three astro turf tennis courts which are in desperate need of immediate renovation. The courts are over 20 years old and are becoming slippy and unsafe for members and the local community. The courts are going to cost £40,000 to resurface and we are working hard as a club to help raise the last few thousand!
Please give what you can, however big or small, your generous support can make a huge difference to our club and the local/wider community who use it.
Solihull Tennis Club was formed by Ida Bayliss in 1921 at “Broomfields” as an addition to the Solihull Cricket Club (formed in 1856).
In 1937 a new combined Cricket and Tennis pavilion was bought at a cost of £140, then being erected and painted by the members.
In 1954 the club moved to its present location at Marsh Lane – on farm land acquired by then-President William Wright. The seven acres of freehold land were a gift from Mr. & Mrs. Bill Tippetts of Solihull. At that point it is believed that there were 70 members of the Cricket and Tennis sections combined, with 22 Tennis members (who paid no subscriptions!). Here three courts were put down and, captained by Sidney Mann, the foundations were laid of the flourishing club that it is today.
Solihull Tennis Club currently has 11 hours of coaching all of which is part of the junior programme at the club. This programme has been very successful with around 160 children from tots to teenagers attending every week. We have a new coaching team starting at Solihull (Barcelona Tennis Centre). We expect the programme to reach and exceed 160 people by early next year. This will be as a result of the resurfacing of the top 3 courts which will open up capacity and enable participants to as the club and coaches are putting a number of marketing/promotion events in place in order to bring in new participants.
Give what you can
So if you're a tennis fan, local business owner, member or visitor who wants to support your local sports club to grow and enable the next generation to keep enjoying and playing tennis your contribution will be much appreciated!