Barns Green Resurface Tennis Courts

Funded on Spacehive 27 March 2019 Delivered 28 April 2019

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Barns Green Resurface Tennis Courts

Barns Green Resurface Tennis Courts

Barns Green Tennis Club By Barns Green Tennis Club

We want to bring our wide and diverse community together through a passion for sport. Help us help the countless people in Barns Green and surrounding area with a love for tennis and nowhere to play!

Barns Green Delivery stage

89
backers
£16,632
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This project was funded on 27 Mar 2019!

The Club serves Itchingfield, Barns Green, Coolham, Southwater, Shipley, Coneyhurst and Dragons Green. With rapid growth in housing, there's a need for more sporting facilities. Barns Green has the only tennis courts in the area. The courts haven't been resurfaced since 1985, large cracks have developed and the surface is bumpy. Despite this people are now playing tennis regularly. It's particularly heartening to see children learning new skills and becoming rather good. The courts will continue to deteriorate if left and won't be safe. This would be a blow to the people who use the courts now and the hundreds who will be able to use the courts over the coming years. We plan to repair the cracks to both courts, fully resurface court 1 which is in disrepair, and paint the new surface in two tone green to provide a great surface to play on. Please help us to save the courts for the benefit of everyone now and in the future. Just £2 would go a long way! £5 would be even better!

What we'll deliver:

  • Repair the cracks to the court surface of both courts
  • Apply new tarmacadam surface to court one
  • Paint the new surface in two tone green

Why it's a great idea:

There are many health and social benefits to playing tennis and it really is a game for life. The club offers low cost membership (annual membership £18 for children and £40 for adults) and very good value tennis coaching (£4 an hour for members and £5 an hour for non-members). As well as being a great physical workout, tennis is also: a non-impact sport a great way to meet people and spend time with friends suitable for all ages and skill levels helpful to reduce stress not dependent on youth or strength – you can play for a lifetime or start the game at any age Sport is a great way to bring people together. People can often feel isolated once they've left work, or if they're being bullied at school or moved to a new area. The club provides an easy way to get out and meet people. The physical activity provides confidence and a great feeling of well-being. Court 1 is in very bad condition. The plan is to repair the cracks and resurface the worst court now so play can continue.

Steps to get it done:

  • 3 quotes already received, check and appoint contractor
  • dig out and repair cracked area, drill drainage holes
  • resurface the worst affected court
  • spray courts two tone green and mark lines
  • fit new tennis posts for nets

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Location Barns Green

About the space

BG Tennis Courts

Council

Horsham District Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £16,471

Repair large cracks and resurface one court - £15,465 (94%)
Other - £1,006 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

94%
Repair large cracks and resurface one court
£15,465
6%
Other
£1,006
  • Spacehive fees
    £773
  • VAT
    £155
  • Transaction Fees
    £78

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on: Retractable floodlights

Total £16,471

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