Tower Hamlets Tennis Ltd
Local, Inclusive, Fun Tennis
A Social Enterprise Company Limited by guarantee.
Registered in England & Wales No. 7980500
Tower Hamlets Tennis is a social enterprise. 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. As a new venture, we have a very small team of two Directors (a General Manager and Coaching Lead) supported by a safeguarding officer.
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) Junior Community Tennis
We run these weekly, almost year round sessions across three junior age groups in our junior range. We provide them at a subsidised price due to our partnership with local sponsors. The sponsors for the Summer 2012 term are the Canary Wharf Group.
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 support local schools in their tennis delivery and our partnership with St Paul's Way School is a good example of this. We also are teaming up with local Youth Organizations and delivery partners such as London Youth Organisation, Access Sport and Street Games to deliver tennis in non-traditional settings such as car parks, and estate playgrounds, in fact you can just about play tennis anywhere. Action for Bow is helping us deliver Street Tennis in Malmesbury Estate this summer and fund Summer Holiday Camp places for Bow school children during summer 2012.
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3) Social Tennis
We have three different flavours of tennis with new or old friends to bring local people together. Our Tower Hamlets Teachers social sessions provide light hearted stress busting tennis to the teachers doing great work across the Borough. Our Women's Social Nights provide fun and laughter to groups of ladies, women, girls, gals...and finally our open Adult Social sessions are a fun and inclusive way to improve your tennis, meet new people and find out how great tennis is for your mind and as well as your body.
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We couldn't do it without the organizations that have shared our aims and supported us :