HELPING MORE PEOPLE...
PLAY MORE TENNIS
According to the Sport England Active People Survey in June 2012, the number of people participating in tennis at least once a week dropped by 20%, or 100,000 players, from Oct 2009 to April 2012.
Bright Ideas for Tennis aims to increase community participation in tennis by providing grants to eligible tennis clubs as well as providing clubs with a unique opportunity to raise funds.
Bright Ideas will arrange for current and former GB Davis Cup/Fed Cup stars, provided by The Tennis Circus, to visit your club.
Each day consists of a combination of tennis masterclasses and exhibition matches as well as fun events such as a fastest serve competition and a raffle/auction for tennis memorabilia.
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I am delighted to be supporting Bright Ideas for Tennis. Inspiring players of all ages and abilities, raising participation levels and improving facilities are fundamental to improving the overall standards within the game and this is exactly what Bright Ideas are doing. I share their passion and commitment towards these goals and I look forward to helping them in the future. Tim Henman,
former British number 1, former ATP World number 4, Wimbledon Semi-finalist, Olympic Silver medallist, and Bright Ideas for Tennis Ambassador
Funds raised from the day will remain within the club to benefit the members, for example by providing additional coaching sessions, junior initiatives or supervised team practice.
A sum of £3k raised equates to 120 hours of free coaching. This could provide 24 x 5 week coaching courses (1hr per week) with 12 players per course. Therefore a total of 288 players could receive free coaching from the funds raised. Multiply this by 15-20 clubs and you are looking at a substantial number of players benefiting from our coaching legacy.
Bright Ideas for Tennis have already started to leave a coaching legacy in clubs across Surrey. View the clubs we've visited to see exactly how they have benefited and get inspiration as to how your club could benefit.
We are dedicated to improving tennis facilities in the UK
Bright Ideas for Tennis aims to promote community participation in tennis by offering a grant to eligible clubs in order to fund larger capital projects such as new floodlights or indoor courts.
Charity fundraising to provide grant funding will be through a number of charity events each year, from intimate audiences with top celebrities, to money can't buy tennis experiences. All the funds raised will be dedicated to improving tennis facilities within the UK.
Former British number 1
Olympic Silver medallist
The Tennis Circus
Providers of Tennis Masterclasses
and Exhibition Matches
Wimbledon Men's Doubles Champion 2012
LTA Fair Play Ambassador