Tower Hamlets Tennis Ltd
Local, Inclusive, Fun Tennis
A Social Enterprise Company Limited by guarantee.
Registered in England & Wales No. 7980500
We aim to provide accessible, affordable and enjoyable tennis to anyone wanting to hit a ball with a racquet, or anyone who thinks they might want to at least try.
We started off as a project between local community members, the Tennis Foundation, the Lawn Tennis Association and the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. We incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee in early 2012. We aspire to be a true example of legacy in action not words. We manage with a very small team of two Directors (a Business Director Manager and Coaching Lead) supported by a Junior Lead Coach and Operations & Customer Manager
Whilst we recognize that tennis is a competitive and sometimes performance sport, this can often hide the real benefits of participation. We prioritise local inclusion, activity and fun in what we offer and channel our energies, profit and funding into
1) Subsidised Junior Tennis
We run these weekly, almost year round sessions. Via our #2quidtennis programme (on hold due to COVID guidelines) your court bookings have helped us get thousands of kids on court for £2 per hour, with equipment and coaching provided. We usually provide over 600 hours a year of accessibly priced tennis.
2) Taking Tennis into the Community
We appreciate that many members of the local community won’t naturally come to our courts. So we aim to take tennis into the community and especially to those hard to reach groups. We also are teaming up with local Youth Organizations and delivery partners too deliver tennis in non-traditional settings such as car parks, and estate playgrounds, in fact you can just about play tennis anywhere.
If you think we can help you with this, please contact us.
3) Investing in local Youth
We have sponsored over 30 coaching qualifications for local young persons (L1 to L3), using your court booking revenue. With 20+ East London young people benefitting from life opportunities through tennis. Some of these are now full time professional coaches, across many organisations, mainly focusing on recreational and participation tennis.
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