St Neot's, Eversely Tennis Club
Local Tennis club using school facilities and coach combining to cater for the local community. Providing greater resources and new facilities. Running of a club night and cardio tennis. Provision of courts for club members.
The aim of the project is to develop links with the local community. There was a need for courts in the village and we were able to assist with this in order for the club to grow in membership. Greater participation, club numbers and the ability to run tournaments and matches will determine the success of this partnership. The immediate beneficiaries are members of the local community.
The partnership came about through local need. The school was approached to see if it could help and the idea of collaboration developed through this initial contact. Our tennis coach identified this as an opportunity to develop links with the local community. It was established in April 2015.
The School tennis courts and tennis equipment are used and the school tennis coach provides coaching. The school tennis coach (a qualified Davis Cup legacy coach) provides approximately 1.5 hours twice a week. Eversley pay a nominal fee for use of the courts.
Outcomes are still being evaluated. It is hoped that this will grow into a strong club.
Boys and girls from both the school and the local community attend the sessions. Ages range from 4-15 years.
Adult sessions are also available, open to members of the local community and school parents.
The school tennis coach (a qualified Davis Cup legacy coach) provides approximately 1.5 hours twice a week.
This is an ongoing activity.