Real Tennis is coming home to Sydney
Why are we so excited?
1. A signed agreement to build and use a Real Tennis court at Cheltenham Recreation Club (CRC)
2. A 30 year renewable lease to use the land.
3. A base of 26 playing members, who have represented SRTC over the past four years in matches across Australia.
4. Many more real tennis players in Sydney have indicated they will join our club to play on the new court.
5. No outside competition for the allocated court space, which is solely dedicated to a real tennis court.
6. Significant support from the current members at CRC – with over 95% supporting our addition to their club.
Facilities – The club already has tennis courts, croquet and lawn bowls greens. There is also a 2 storey clubhouse containing a cafe, commercial restaurant and bar.
Current members – CRC already has 180 members across its tennis, croquet and bowls sections. We expect to substantially increase that number when we combine forces.
Vibrant Local Community – The suburb of Cheltenham, and its neighbours Beecroft, Epping, North Epping, and South Turramurra provide major opportunities for new membership.
Independent Schools – Cheltenham Ladies College, Abbotsleigh and Knox Schools are close by – offering opportunities for inter varsity
matches and to grow our youth membership.
How can you help?
Our funding target to build the new court is approximately A$2m. Fundraising is being conducted by sponsorships, tax deductible donations, pledges, government grants and fundraising events.
We are calling on our membership base and other supporters for financial contributions, through tax-deductible donations and/or Foundation memberships. Donations made to the Australian Sports Foundation are eligible for a tax deduction in Australia. Alternatively, pledges or donations can be made into the SRTC escrow account, in which case they will be refundable in the unlikely event that the minimum fundraising target of A$1.25m is not reached.
For more information on how to make a tax-deductible donation or pledge please click on the link below to the SRTC Founders’ Club Brochure.
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