The money will help the club maintain the four new courts as well as the general running of the club and the new clubhouse, which opened in May 2010.
Chairman of HugoFox.com, Michael Thompson, says he was impressed by the passion and drive of the Jem Tennis team and their fresh approach to providing teaching and coaching for all ages and abilities, he explains:
“When we heard of the work being done by Jem Tennis to make the sport accessible for all, we knew that we had to be a part of it. At HugoFox.com we’re all about investing in the local community. Jem Tennis shares that enthusiasm and passion and we’re tremendously proud to be supporting the team.”
Director of Tennis, Colin Murphy, along with his dedicated staff, are committed to bringing the sport to the masses. The club was one of the first 75 park and community sites in the country to have been awarded Beacon status from the Lawn Tennis Association. It’s an accolade of which Colin is very proud:
“So many people are put off by what they think will be the high cost of a enjoying a sport like tennis for a hobby. We wanted to provide a facility where everyone would feel welcome; no one would feel intimidated but that all our members would be getting the best we had to offer. We’re delighted that HugoFox.com shares that vision and the commitment to local facilities and we loom forward to working with them in the future.”
Jem Tennis is proving that community sport doesn’t have to mean second-rate facilities. Anyone, from so-called ‘rusty rackets’ to experienced players, can practise and train at Hamble Community Sports College with Jem Tennis. There’s expert help on hand and a chance to play in both teams and tournaments. The club also boasts a thriving junior academy, nurturing the tennis stars of the future.