Bright Ideas for Tennis...

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.

Inspiring Communities

According to the Sport England Active People Survey in September 2016, the number of people participating in tennis continues to fall. From October 2015-September 2016, those participating at least once a week fell by a further 11% (or nearly 50,000 players). Although more recent LTA figures show a very slight improvement, the situation is still looking quite bleak. Bright Ideas for Tennis aims to increase participation in tennis by providing clubs with a unique opportunity to raise funds, resulting in an increase in their community based coaching programmes.

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

Club Open Days

North Dulwich Lawn Tennis Club

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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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 medallist, 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

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

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 medallist

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