Larkfleet Group sponsors Grantham Tennis Club with £5,000 donation
Larkfleet Group will support the Grantham Tennis Club & Gym through sponsorship of the 10&U Performance programme for the next two years.
Earlier this year, it was announced by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) that funding for 48 Local Player Development Centres (LPDC’s) in Great Britain had been cut.
This has had a detrimental impact on Grantham Tennis Club who used this funding to support seven to 10-year-old performance players that play at a county and regional level, to help with their coaching and competition programme.
Larkfleet Group, which includes Larkfleet Homes and Allison Homes, will make a £5,000 donation each year to the tennis club to replace the cut in funding from the LTA.
This will ensure the clubs 10&U Performance programme remains sustainable and young players continue to be supported.
To celebrate the occasion, Larkfleet Group were invited to attend a presentation event held at the club to announce the sponsorship deal.
David Rawlinson, President of the LTA was also in attendance to present the club with a disability and coaching award due to the club’s ongoing
commitment to inclusivity and creating further opportunities for players.
David Morris, land director at Larkfleet Group, who attended the event said: “Larkfleet is a South Kesteven based family run housebuilding company who provide much needed new homes in the Grantham area and across the district.
"As a company with a longstanding interest in the area we are very keen to help out in the local community where we can, especially where it sustains activities for children as they have undoubtedly suffered immensely over the past 18 months.
“Our corporate mission aligns with the club’s mission of building thriving communities that invest in the future of the next generation to ensure our young people receive opportunities and support that will provide them with greater prospects.
“On behalf of Larkfleet Group, it has been an honour to attend the clubs award ceremony to present them with this funding and we look forward to seeing how this contribution will make a positive impact on our local community.”
Lewis Rae, Mini Tennis Performance Coach at Grantham Tennis Club & Gym said: “We are delighted to announce that Larkfleet Group has agreed to sponsor our 10&U Performance programme for the next two years.
“Like many other businesses this past year, we have had to rebuild after the impacts of Covid-19, resulting in a loss of revenue and funding within the sports industry, making us unable to deliver a high-quality training environment for our young players.
“The funding provided by Larkfleet Group has allowed us to re-establish a performance programme that is both local and affordable to members of the Grantham community.
"This will greatly help parents as it offsets coaching fees for the children who have several lessons per week, without sacrificing the quality of training and young player development offered.
“Thank you Larkfleet Group for giving local businesses like us a much needed boost, we're thrilled to be working alongside an award-winning local business and look forward to using this funding to invest in the future of our young people.”