Bright Ideas for Tennis...
a small charity with big ambition

Our primary goal is to support tennis clubs in the UK by increasing membership numbers, raising participation levels and improving playing facilities. We aim to provide clubs with a means to generate funds in order to develop their existing coaching programmes, as well as providing grants for bigger capital projects such as installing floodlights, court resurfacing or covering existing courts.

Bright Ideas for Tennis - Floodlight Court

Inspiring Communities

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.

How are we going to achieve this? Watch the video below to find out more.

Tim Henman


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.

Leaving a Legacy

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.

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We are dedicated to improving tennis facilities in the UK