Our desire to continue to serve the visually impaired community of South Yorkshire has led to a partnership with the Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind (SRSB) and Rotherham Sight & Sound (RSS), who provide services for up to 7000 individuals with sight and/or hearing loss in the Sheffield and Rotherham regions.

The collaboration extends far beyond a simple alliance; it's a demonstration to our shared aspirations to get the community active. This partnership encompasses multifaceted support, including crucial funding that includes the recent award from Sport England. A significant assistance is notably the provision of the services minibus that facilitates travel to tennis sessions and tournaments, reinforcing the Club's commitment to accessibility and participation.  Joint fundraising initiatives have further galvanised this union, with a triumphant quiz and DJ night in November, where the captivating beats of Sid, one of our cherished members, resonated through the evening. Another event is scheduled for May 2024, promising continued success and partnership.

Greene King's Proud to Pitch initiative stands as a testament to grassroots support. They channel financial support to grassroot sport clubs through their remarkable pledge of 10p for every pint sold. Their backing has ensured the continuity of our weekly coached indoor sessions at the Hallamshire Tennis & Squash Club.

In tandem, British Blind Sport's invaluable contribution via the Together Fund has secured court time and coaching for our weekend sessions, along with weekly summertime coaching at Brentwood Tennis Club. This initiative, an extension of the Tackling Inequalities Fund, that emerged as a crucial lifeline amidst the post COVID-19 crisis, fostering inclusivity and enabling physical activity among vulnerable groups.

In a bid to champion community-driven initiatives, the Co-op Local Community Fund stands tall as a glowing example of support for projects across the UK close to the hearts of local members. How does it work? It's simple yet impactful. Each time a Co-op members opt for selected Co-op branded products and services, they extend a helping hand to local causes. The Co-op and its fund will help support SYVITC with coaching and equipment throughout the coming year.

Thanks to the players of The National Lottery, the National Lottery Community Fund blesses communities nationwide with over £600m annually. Our Club has been graced with a grant from this remarkable initiative, ensuring the sustained provision of visually impaired tennis well into the foreseeable future and beyond.  This invaluable support has helped to give our Club a stable foundation for our long-term endeavours, empowering us to engage with the wider visually impaired community in South Yorkshire, infusing hope, and nurturing activity among those who may otherwise feel excluded.

The Club's trajectory is indebted to the Yorkshire Sport Foundation's and The Dan Maskell’s Tennis Trust’s early backing, catapulting us into membership status, while the LTA Open Court Programme Grant has facilitated recreational tournaments, court access, and equipment procurement, nurturing a thriving tennis community.

Additional support from Wilson, Club Rackets, and the visionary leadership of Ben Howarth's Ability Tennis initiative helps us drive our Club's ethos for community-driven engagement, ensuring access, support, and the joy of tennis for all.