Ripon Tennis Centre has asked locals in the Harrogate district to help fund two padel tennis courts.
The sport is growing in popularity and the crowdfunding project hopes to raise £30,000.
The LTA has recognised padel tennis as an official sport.
Diane Hutchinson, centre manager, said:
“Padel is a great sport, we would love for it to accompany tennis at our centre”
“£30,000 is a lot to raise, we welcome any support whether it be big or small”
“The club welcomes people from all walks of life”
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Padel is a cross between squash and tennis. A padel court is one third the size of a normal tennis court and has glass around the court for the balls to bounce off.
The crowdfunding campaign has already received some attention, with Rudding Park donating a one night stay and spa day, as well as a golf day, to be sold by Ripon Tennis Centre to help raise money.
Ripon Tennis Centre said it has started to see a rise in new memberships post the pandemic and hopes even more will join after Emma Raducanu’s historic US Grand Slam win.