Wallace Park Tennis

by Brian Cushnie in Lisburn, Lisburn and Castlereagh, United Kingdom

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Help us launch a new 'Lisburn Tennis Club' providing coaching, practice & play opportunities for new members.

by Brian Cushnie in Lisburn, Lisburn and Castlereagh, United Kingdom

The Schools Tennis Project Ltd. is a recognised charity which manages Wallace Park Indoor Tennis Centre on behalf of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council.  

Covid response - 

With Covid closing indoor courts for much longer than outdoor ones, last summer we renovated the outdoor tennis courts at Wallace High School, with support from ‘The Whitemountain Programme’ and next year, we want to launch a new 'Lisburn Tennis Club,' based there, which will be affiliated with Tennis Ireland.

Tennis Club launch - 

We want to provide –

  • Adult club coaching every Saturday, from now to June, and one evening a week, from April to June, @ Wallace H.S. (Costing approx. £1,500)
  • Junior club coaching, one evening a week, from April to June @ Wallace H.S.  (Costing approx. £500)
  • Coaching courses @ Wallace Park Indoor Tennis Centre (November – February, see rewards, costing approx. £3,600)
  • ‘Try Tennis’ Beginner & Improver coaching (May & June @ Wallace Park Indoor Tennis Centre, costing approx. £2,100
  • Coaching qualification for junior players (See ‘Young aces’ below, costing approx. £900)
  • Rackets and balls for all these events (Costing approx. £1,400)
  • Trophies for new junior & senior tournaments @ Wallace Park Indoor Tennis Centre and club tournaments at Wallace HS (Costing approx. £2,500)
  • A spray-painting and line-marking machine so that the courts can be maintained in years to come (Costing approx. £1,000) 

We are running this crowdfunding campaign to raise £5,000 which, if successful, Sport NI will match fund to give us £10,000 towards these costs.  This will really help get our club off to the best possible start next year.

From the programme above we wanted to highlight the following - 

Adult Beginners / Improvers


An ITF study showed that tennis is a sport most people want to learn but they are reluctant to attend an established club as they feel the players will all be better than them.  

At the two clubs we previously founded, in Dungannon & Jordanstown, this was the case with lots of people coming to try tennis in year one when they knew everyone was else was starting too, and much less coming thereafter.

We are providing low-cost coaching and membership to help new players get started in our first year.  If you’ve always wanted to try tennis, make sure you get involved now.   Don’t get left behind.

Offer – 

  • 10 weeks of coaching (£60) 
  • Adult membership of Lisburn Tennis Club (£95) 

£85 for £145 value, see rewards)

 

Young Aces (11–18 year-olds)

The ‘Ulster Squads’ train at Wallace Park Indoor Tennis Centre five days a week.  We want to utilise these young stars to inspire other children their age to play tennis.

Our ‘Young Aces’ programme will give any fourteen to eighteen-year-old, who is ranked in the top hundred in Ireland for their age group, a foundation qualification in coaching tennis.

We will then provide them with opportunities to gain experience assisting with coaching at the club or at their school, using their talent to inspire other children.  

Coaching is great experience for young people and could well lead to a summer job when they are at university.

Offer – 

  • Coaching qualification (£95)
  • Junior membership of Lisburn Tennis Club (£45) 
  • Hoody (£40)

£40 for £180 value, see ‘Young Aces’ in rewards.

 

Senior Citizens (Over 65)

Outdoor tennis, golf and fishing were the first sports permitted after lockdown.  As we bounce back from Covid we want to provide older players, who may have felt ‘at risk’ during the pandemic, with a way into a healthy outdoor sport they may not have tried before.

Offer – 

  • 10 weeks of coaching (£60) 
  • Senior membership of Lisburn tennis Club (£55) 

£60 for £115 value, see rewards)

Please look at the rewards and pledge to join our new tennis club.  We look forward to seeing you on the courts again soon.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

Pickleball session for you and three friends

Pickleball taster session for you and up to 3 friends (Tuesday 7pm-9pm or Sunday 2pm-3.30pm @ Wallace Park Indoor Tennis Centre) Pickleball is America's fastest-growing sport because it is easy to play and great fun. Get your friends together and come try it.

£8 or more

'12 Weeks of Christmas' @ 'Wallace & Donut' Cafe

In Wallace Park every Saturday morning? Get a cup of coffee (or Tea) every week for twelve weeks (Sat 27 Nov to Sat 12 Feb) at 'Wallace & Donut' Cafe for a donation of just £8.

£10 or more

Junior Tennis Racket

Children under ten are growing fast and need the correct racket for their height. Purchase this reward and get an Xkada Junior Tennis Racket in time for Christmas. It will cost £10, rather than £15, and we'll measure your child to make sure they get the right size - 21', 23' or 25 inches.

£20 or more

LTC Club T-Shirt

Black Adidas T-Shirt embroidered with Lisburn Tennis Club logo, courtesy of 'Next Level Sports, Lisburn.'

£25 or more

LTC Club Polo Shirt

Black Adidas polo shirt embroidered with Lisburn Tennis Club logo, courtesy of 'Next Level Sports, Lisburn.'

£40 or more

Young Aces

Foundation coaching qualification, junior membership of Lisburn Tennis Club, and a 'Young Aces' hoody. This reward is available to any junior players (aged 14+) with a ranking in the 'Top 100' in Ireland for their age group.

£40 or more

1 of 40 claimed

LTC Club Sweatshirt

Black, Adidas, Sweatshirt embroidered with Lisburn Tennis Club logo, courtesy of 'Next Level Sports, Lisburn.'

£60 or more

Junior classes & first 18 months membership

Ten weeks of junior tennis lessons (1 hr per week) + first 18 months membership of Lisburn Tennis Club. (1 November 2021 - 31 March 2023)

£60 or more

10 Week Adult Coaching Course

10 weeks of coaching in an adult tennis class, starting this November. If you don't feel you are ready to join the club, please support us by coming along to our classes anyway.

£60 or more

Adult classes & first 18 mths 'Senior' membership

Ten weeks of adult tennis lessons (1 hr per week) + first 18 months senior citizen (over 65) membership of Lisburn Tennis Club. (1 November 2021 - 31 March 2023)

£60 or more

15 of 30 claimed

Halloween 'Totally Tennis Camp'

Enrol for our Halloween 'Totally Tennis Camp' from 25-29 October, 10am-1pm each day, at the normal price of £60 and get FREE Junior Membership of 'Lisburn Tennis Club' until 31 March 2022. Suitable for children aged 5-14 years old.

£95 or more

Adult classes & first 18 months 'Adult' membership

Ten weeks of adult tennis lessons (1 hr per week) + first 18 months membership of Lisburn Tennis Club. (1 November 2021 - 31 March 2023)

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