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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 aiding grant applications for bigger capital projects such as installing floodlights, court resurfacing or covering existing courts.

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.

Bright Ideas for Tennis have already started to leave a coaching legacy in clubs across the UK. 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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Club Open Days

Bright Ideas will arrange for current and former GB Davis Cup/Fed Cup pros 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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Improve Facilities

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.

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Supported by

Tim Henman

Tim Henman

Former British number 1
Wimbledon Semi-finalist
Olympic Silver medalist
The Tennis Circus

Dom Inglot

Davis Cup Champion 2015
US Open Semi-Finalist
Rio Olympian 2016
Jonny Marray

Jonny Marray

Wimbledon Men's Doubles Champion 2012
LTA Fair Play Ambassador
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. Tim Henman,
former British number 1, former ATP World number 4, Wimbledon Semi-finalist, Olympic Silver medalist, and Bright Ideas for Tennis Ambassador

        I am very keen to give something back to the sport that has treated me so well throughout my life. In Bright Ideas for Tennis, I have found the ideal solution. I look forward to working with them in order to achieve our shared objectives. Dominic Inglot,
Davis Cup Champion 2015, Top 20 ATP ranked Doubles player, US Open SF, Rio Olympian 2016
Dom Inglot

Charity Trustees

Stuart Rhodes

Co-Founder & Trustee Chair

Stuart was a top nationally ranked junior tennis player and was a regular in the Surrey men’s County team. In 2008 he was appointed manager of the M&G Global Dividend Fund and has very quickly built a reputation as one of the best up and coming fund managers in the UK.

Danny Sapsford

Co-Founder & Charity Manager

Danny played on the ATP Tour from 1987-1999, reaching a career high ATP singles ranking of 170 and 83 in Doubles and represented Great Britain in the Davis Cup from 1990-95. Danny competed in all 4 Grand Slams with his best performance coming at Wimbledon '99 where he made the 3rd Round before losing to eventual champion, Pete Sampras.

Jamie Baker

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David Lloyd

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Baroness Angela Billingham

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Jackie Jeromson

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Mark Sanders

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