Bridlington Lawn Tennis Club

Bridlington

Your story

Bridlington Lawn Tennis Club exists to provide facilities for the community, to enjoy tennis all year round.

Group introduction

Bridlington Lawn Tennis Club has 72 adults members and provides coaching for 50 juniors. Our voluntary coaching team also offers coaching sessions to local Primary Schools, in an attempt to promote the healthy exercise of tennis. The club is run by a committee of 10 people and in addition to providing and maintaining the courts we oversee the public hard courts. Club records date back to 1916 and we are currently using our Centenary Year celebrations to promote tennis, particularly to the younger generation.
The club is part of the consortium Bridlington Sports and Community Club of Duke's Park Bridlington.

How would this funding have an impact on your community?

We wish to direct any funding towards the younger generation, to encourage more children to take up sport. We are aware that 23% of Bridlington school children are overweight, and there is an urgent need to promote exercise within this age group. We would like to purchase more equipment (rackets, mini-nets, rebound net and practise wall) to assist with coaching and practise.

""Bridlington Lawn Tennis Club wishes to promote the healthy and fun sport of tennis to all age groups but particularly to the youngest generation. As a society we need to be more active to reduce the health burden of diseases, such as diabetes heart disease and osteoarthritis. Promoting aerobic exercise in childhood increases the chances of children making healthy lifestyle choices as adults. Tennis is fun and healthy for children, their peers and their families".

Dr Anthony Clarke, Club President."

For more information visit:

www.facebook.com/groups/114592948619078/