Creative Courts: Tennis + Art in E4

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Creative Courts: Tennis + Art in E4

Creative Courts: Tennis + Art in E4

Wood Street Walls By Wood Street Walls

Wood Street Walls and Love South Chingford are fundraising to help renovate the tennis courts in Memorial Park Chingford, resurfacing the 6 tennis courts and turning them into giant works of art!

Waltham Forest Idea stage

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Memorial Park is a frequently used and beloved park by local residents and works in South Chingford. The park incorporated an already existing sunken Garden of Remembrance and was the first municipal park in Chingford. The extension of the park in the 1930's included Tennis Courts, which are still frequently used by the local residents. However, the surfaces have seen better days and despite their use, two courts are in serious disrepair with weeds and vegetation growing through the broken court's surface. Wood Street Walls in partnership with Love South Chingford, want to raise funds to help renovate the courts; resurfacing the courts with a new pourous playing surface, helping reduce ongoing maintenance, whilst turning the courts into giant works of art - painting giant floor murals, taking a lead from the US Tennis Association and their recent "Art Courts" completed in conjunction with the US Open. We want to make this process fun, asking the public to vote on the design too.

What we'll deliver:

  • 6 newly renovated and resurfaced tennis courts for the residents in Chingford to enjoy
  • Large giant artworks visible from above, to help promote art and creativity supporting local communities
  • A launch event for the local residents and tournament
  • A competition for the public to vote on the designs of the tennis court
  • A consultation on the use of the courts - does it need multi use such as basketball and football?

Why it's a great idea:

Memorial Park's Tennis Courts deserve a makeover. With Waltham Forest winning Borough of Culture in 2019, we can demonstrate that the north of the borough can show what combining art, culture and play can do. With a local marketing campaign aimed at local residents, we will seek their input on the artwork designs they would like to see, as well as gaining feedback on the use of the park and if additional services could be provided within the courts. We believe there is significant community support and if successful, we believe this would be the biggest artwork in Waltham Forest - something Chingford can be proud of.

Steps to get it done:

  • Survey of Tennis Courts
  • Crowdfunding Launch
  • Marketing - Flyers and Online promotion
  • Identifying local businesses to sponsor project
  • Sourcing equipment donations from local residents
  • Resurface courts with contractor
  • Launching public vote on artwork
  • Apply Artwork to Court
  • Launch event (incl. Tournament)
  • Ongoing maintenance - identifying volunteers to maintain and run events

We want to ensure the public have their say, and will be putting in flyers locally and promoting online. We aim to help adapt the project to suit the local resident's need.


Location Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest has 110 other projects and £335,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Memorial Park Tennis Courts


London Borough of Waltham Forest

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How will the money be spent?Total £4,320

Paint for Artwork - £3,000 (69%)
Marketing and Design work - £1,000 (23%)
Other - £320 (7%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

Paint for Artwork
Marketing and Design work
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


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: We will use any overfunding to allow Love South Chingford to run periodic events and install floodlights.

Total £4,320

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