Tennis club aims to expand with Go Kids Go! cash

PUBLISHED: 07:00 30 June 2014

Go Kids Go!

Go Kids Go!


WIMBLEDON, the world’s most famous tennis tournament showcasing the best players in the world, got under way this week, and one Weston team is hoping to secure funding to foster rising talent.

The next Andy Murray could be within Weston Tennis Club and the group plans to further expand its junior programme if it secures a grant from Go Kids Go!

The scheme, which is run in partnership by the Mercury and Weston Lions Club, is giving away £12,000 to groups which promote healthy lifestyles and wellbeing in children.

Weston Tennis Club, based in Neva Road, was one of the lucky winners last year and used the cash to buy more equipment to welcome in more youngsters.

With the deadline for applications drawing near, this year organisers want to take a step further and provide sessions for even more children.

Treasurer Robert Wilson stated in the club’s application: “We wish to greatly expand our existing work of attracting and enthusing young players.

“Last year we had 63 junior members plus a lot more visitors and we aim to increase this number in 2014.”

Previous winners are welcome to re-apply, and first-time applicants can bid for a grant if they run a community group based within the postcode areas BS22, BS23, BS24 or BS25. Applications must come from a registered club, charity or not-for-profit organisation like schools or scout groups.

The grants could be used for schemes or items such as new training equipment, clubhouse improvements, playgroup equipment or kits and shirts.

Presentations will be held at the Weston Lions’ real ale festival on 
the Beach Lawns from July 25-27, which is now in its seventh year.

For more information on the event visit

The deadline for applications is July 4 and the winners will be announced in the Mercury.

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