In 2019, we applied for a grant from the LTA within their Seniors Participation Scheme. We all know that tennis is a sport for all ages to enjoy and with help from the LTA we thought we could get the maturer generation to play tennis (even if its once a week) and even activate their competitive spirit.
We were awarded a grant of £120 from the LTA for the Seniors 35+ 2019 scheme. WTC would like to say a huge thank you to Jo Marks from the H&W LTA, who supported our application.
We thought long and hard about how we could maximise this grant. We decided to create a ‘Over 50’s Tournament’ where yes, you have guess it, you have to be over 50 years old to participate. We chose this age because we have a large number of members who are in this age group. Furthermore, we love feedback from our members. The main suggestion to our committee was: “it very hard to compete against our younger members is there something which you can do?” So we have listened and put plans in action.
We used the money to buy trophies for our new ‘Over 50’s Tournament’ which will now be an annual competition for our club. What’s more, we created advertisements purposely via posters around our local community to attract new maturer members for Adult Coaching Sessions and some drop-in taster sessions too.
If anyone is interested in joining in our Adult Coaching Sessions they are with our Head Coach, Alex Doffman. They run on Monday/Wednesday evenings from 8-9pm for just £5 per session (you can be younger than 50yrs old to join in too!).
At our Presentation Afternoon for 2019, we officially presented the Winners and Runner-ups with their medal’s and Trophy’s. Click here to view what happened.