Solihull Arden Club
‘Tennis can give you a real sense of community.’
Solihull Arden Club is a registered Community Aided Sports Club and, with a history dating back to 1872, is one of the oldest amateur racquets’ clubs in the world.
What is Solihull Arden Club?
Solihull Arden Club is a not for profit organisation that exists solely for the benefit of the local community and its enthusiastic members. Their aim is to make racquet sports available, inclusive and exciting to everyone.
The club noticed that despite many public health initiatives trying to encourage people to participate more in physical activities, many are still not because they don’t have the confidence to go to a gym or they don’t want to play contact sports like football or rugby. This means many people seem to think that keeping fit and healthy isn’t fun!
Solihull Arden Club offers a range of racquet sports, facilities and support to ensure that playing is fun and encourages people from all community backgrounds to come along and try something new.
Their most recent initiative is First Serve, which will provide an introduction to racquet sports for children and beginners. Through this programme, the club will focus on getting more local young people to enjoy playing racquet sports by offering a free course programme of teaching to local schools.
Ultimately, First Serve will mean more people will know about and feel confident in playing racquet sports, feel healthier and lead more active social lives, as well as feeling part of a wider community social organisation where they are valued and able to contribute.
If successful, what will you use your LoveBrum funding for?
Solihull Arden Club will use the funding from LoveBrum to launch the First Serve project. The £2,000 would enable the club to purchase equipment and pay for coaching time to go into local schools and provide young people with the opportunity to try something new, develop a new skill and increase their physical activity.
Where can people go to find out more about Solihull Arden Club?
Michelle Moore, General Manager
Tel: 0121 704 9451