Weʼve raised £150 to Buy new Tennis equipments for schools - Collections and shipments of used equipments from UK - Coaching fees, Coaches treval and expenses.
- London, United Kingdom
- Funded on Saturday, 10th February 2018
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Welcome to PM Sport Foundation and thank you for your interest.
This is our story…
PM Sport Foundation was established by Peter Mensah in March 2017 with the aim of introducing tennis to many school children in Ghana, West Africa to educate parents and children of the great benefits from sports such as tennis. Peter was born in Ghana, and aged 8 joined his local tennis club as a ball boy. He quickly learnt how to play the game and qualified to represent Ghana in the under 14 West Africa ITF competition at the age of 12. That opened many opportunities for him. Peter continued to represent Ghana in many competitions and turned pro before becoming a coach in the United Kingdom.
Currently, Peter works as a Senior Performance Coach (LTA Level 4 ) and the Lead Coach at Paddington Sports Club in London. During the last 16 years of his coaching career, Peter has had the opportunity of working with most of the top British players including Sir Andy Murray, Jamie Murray, Heather Watson, Tim Henman and Virginia Wades providing coaching clinics and encouraging children to take up tennis. He has worked with many organisations promoting sports in the United Kingdom including Give It Your Max, City of Westminster, GLL (Greenwich Leisure Limited) Everyone Active and the LTA (Lawn Tennis Association).
Our plan for Ghana
PM Sports main aim is to introduce tennis to as many children in Ghana through its school link programs. We plan to inspire, establish opportunities and educate many children about the importance of sports and how it helps to develop social cohesion. Our initial goal is to introduce 5000 children each year to tennis, achieved through the school and club link plan. This will involve professional coaches in schools and at tennis venues all over the country. Many of the school children will be invited to join our club activities providing continuity and to help keep them in this wonderful game. We also plan to educate parents about the benefits of physical activity as well as future opportunities in sports for children who will eventually want to take up tennis as a career.
With this in mind, PM Sports in March 2017 started its pilot run programme in Ghana and with the help of the Ghana Tennis Federation, we conducted many tennis clinics in the capital city Accra. We organised 2 weekend clinics at the Ghana Lawn Tennis Club with almost 90 children attending each session. Our pilot run in schools took us to Starward and Vilac schools in Accra. It was very successful to the point where we established regular weekly in-school coaching sessions till the last week of term in December 2017. The International Central Gospel Church at its Easter family day activities where we assisted with coaching and tennis tournament for members of the church also invited PM Sports.
Following our successful run, a resort outside Accra with good links to over 20 primary and secondary schools to use their facilities for our programme has approached us. The location is surrounded by many farming communities with very little or no sporting activities for its children. The facility boasts of 4 tennis courts at present with the intention of an additional 2 courts by end of 2018. This will be a great opportunity for us to establish and expand our programme in the central region go Ghana. We have already agreed a start date with 2 schools in January 2018 and our coaches are really looking forward it.
How you can help
Running these programmes incurs a range of costs, including equipment, transportation, coaches salaries and refreshments for children. Since March 2017 Peter has been funding the programmes, with some assistance from members of his tennis clubs in London, however in order to keep these programmes running and achieve the aim of introducing 5000 children a year to tennis, more support is needed.
Details about cost:
Coaches fees and transportation £110 per week
Administration and Promotional cost £800
Shipment cost £700
New equipment £600
(Including mini nets, mini rackets, lines, coaching aids)
Court maintenance £40 per week
Presentations, Refreshments and other expenses £300
We need £10,000 to achieve our target of introducing 5000 children to Tennis this year. We anticipate some donations from few of the Private schools towards the running cost and we plan to solicit funds from organisations and hopefully from the ITF developmental programme.
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Growing up as a National Junior Tennis Player and competing in many junior international, I saw first-hand the positive impacts sport contributes to children. I currently work as a Performance coach in the UK. My plan is to give back to schools in Africa what was provided to me.
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