LTA Serves – Community Tennis Programme
We have partnered with LTA to deliver their leading sport for development programme, helping bring tennis into local communities. It takes tennis out of its traditional areas and right to the heart of the community – specifically, into facilities that young people have easy access to such as: youth clubs, community centres, church halls, mosques and temples.
Beyond just getting people to play tennis, the SERVES programme acts as a tool for social change. The programme is designed to help tackle some of the major issues faced by people in disadvantaged communities, such as high levels of unemployment, poor health prospects, physical inactivity and low self-esteem. It does this by giving young people the chance to develop valuable life skills, both on and off the tennis court, which in turn builds their confidence, health and employment prospects.
Our programme was shortlisted for the BEDSA awards in 2018: http://www.sportingequals.org.uk/news-and-blogs/bedsa-2019-awards-finalists.html