Spotlight on Wednesbury Tennis Club
Tell us what you do
We provide tennis for anyone in Wednesbury who wants to play. We cater to all ages from junior to senior and offer social and competitive tennis. There are 4 all weather courts and coaching is available. We are keen to encourage more people to start playing tennis, regardless of experience or ability, at both junior and adult levels.
What is your proudest achievement?
We were established in 1903 and are still going so that is quite an achievement. Over the years we have had several county champions train here too.
What is your experience of support received from SCVO (if relevant)?
We don’t receive that much support from SCVO. Previously we have had help with applying to grants.
What is the most valuable lesson you have learnt about working with people in Sandwell?
People in Sandwell tend to be very friendly.
What are your plans for the future and some of the challenges you face?
We are hoping to resurface all of the courts so that we have a nice smooth playing surface once again. Getting the money to do this is definitely a challenge. We have applied for a grant and are awaiting the results of the application so fingers crossed.
How can SCVO help to support your organisation in the future?
By offering advice on managing certain aspects of our organisation. For example, guidance on applying to grants would always be welcomed.
If you would like more information, please contact John Burke on 01922 401313