The Warwickshire Junior Tennis Foundation -or WJTF as it is generally known - is Warwickshire's own tennis charity, raising and distributing funds to support talented and promising juniors living within the County.
We support players -ranging in age from 5 to 18, who are dedicated and committed to tennis, and keen to progress, but who for a variety of reasons, are not always fully able to fund the expenses incurred in participating in the game - be that coaching, court hire, purchase of equipment, or even travelling to tournaments.
Every year, we make regular grants and donations to these players, and also assist with disabled, visually-impaired, and wheelchair tennis, whilst also helping disadvantaged children in the wider community, who may not even have an opportunity to play tennis, or become a member of a Club. We also assist with expenses for deserving individuals when selected to play for their county or even country.
We sponsor the Warwickshire County Closed Tournament, presenting all junior trophies, including the Sportsmanship Awards for Fair Play, to the most deserving male and female juniors, who demonstrate all round respect, positive attitude and conduct within the game.
Our income arises purely from donations and annual subscriptions, fund raising events and investment income. Our Charitable status ensures income is tax free, and this is further enhanced with members making Gift Aid declarations. All our work is voluntary, so every penny we receive goes to supporting our talented junior players.
Please help us to raise even further funds for your county’s juniors, and supporting the Foundation, by becoming a member. It costs just £10 a year, but we would also welcome any larger one-off donations, as all money received is ploughed back to help nurture and support promising local players of the future. Many of you will already know of the success of our own Jordanne Whiley. We are proud to share that she was an early recipient of a grant from the Foundation, during her journey to become a successful tennis player, and Grand Slam Champion. I’m sure you will agree, she has gone on to become a very worthy ambassador for the sport.
Who knows your child could be the star of the future, or you could be helping the next Andy Murray or Johanna Konta. I’m sure you will agree, this is a great local charity, supporting talented local youngsters, and helping local tennis stars of the future – please give generously. We also hold a members' ballot for Wimbledon tickets, and last year six lucky members were rewarded with the chance to purchase a pair of tickets at face value.
Membership forms (and Gift Aid Declarations forms) can be downloaded from the link on WLTA website page, or from the Secretary Roy Colabawalla, whose details appear earlier in this booklet. Forms to request assistance can also be downloaded from the same WLTA website link.
WJTF Assistance Request Form- Please click here
WJTF Gift Aid Declaration- Please click here
Enrolement Form- Please click here
Sue Chopra – Chairman WJTF