Redrow donates £500 to club
Clubhouse floor to be completed at long last as
A few months ago Club Secretary Nigel Edwards contacted local building firm Redrow, who are one of the developers at the Heritage Park development in Penymynydd, to ask whether they would be interested in sponsoring the club. This lead to Redrow offering some financial assistance in the shape of a £500 donation to club funds.
Redrow hand over the cheque
From left: Angie (Redrow's Sales Executive), Nigel Edwards (Club Secretary), Redrow Site Manager, Mike Herd (Club Coach), Dave Hughes (Club Captain), Kate Barlow (Committee Member)
And representatives of the club recently made the short trip up to Redrow's Penymynydd site to receive a cheque and have some publicity photos taken with some of Redrow's Heritage Park employees.
The donation will allow the club, at long last, to complete the clubhouse by installing a floor covering. The clubhouse build was completed some considerable years ago, but the concrete floor as laid by the builder is disappointingly uneven, adding to the cost and complexity of completing the job, and this, along with a lack of funds, has caused the extended delay experienced.
The club's management committee are now considering flooring options, with the current favourite being a water-resistant wood-effect laminate flooring solution, although to fit the budget this will have to be fitted by volunteer members, led by Chairman Richard Larkins.
Clubhouse access for adult members
When the clubhouse is completed, it is hoped that it will be possible to offer all adult members the opportunity of obtaining a key so that they can make use of its facilities whenever at the club. This will likely be via payment of a deposit that would be repayable in the even that the member were to leave the club and return the key, but these details have yet to be finalised.
One year agreement with Redrow
In recognition of the support shown by Redrow to the club, Pen-y-ffordd Tennis Club have agreed to offer a 20% discount off membership for anyone that buys a Redrow home on the Heritage Park development over the next 12 months. The new homeowners will receive a special membership form in their homebuyer's pack that allows them to take up this offer. The club has also had a new banner made for display at the club's premises, which includes an acknowledgment "Supported by Redrow".
A decision was taken that the court surfaces need to come before the clubhouse, and the funds from Redrow were diverted towards this. More details here...
Junior member Tomos Edwards stops for a photo with the cheque on the lawn of a Redrow house at Heritage Park
Committee member Kate Barlow at Heritage Park