We always like to catch up and hear how money rewarded from the Coastal Community Fund has helped make projects in to a reality.

Recently we got to catch up with Exwick Tennis Club and hear how the money from the Community Fund has helped them bring lighting and fencing up to scratch.

Exwick Tennis Club is run in partnership with Exeter College. The Partnership sees the club deliver courses and activities for the college students whilst also being able to provide a space for the community to come along and get involved in the sport.

Long gone are the days where the club had a ‘members only’ approach, now they actively encourage children and adults alike to come along, receive coaching, play, have some fun and even get involved in competitions.

Since joining forces with Exeter College, the courts themselves had received long overdue updates which drew more attention to the need to update the old fencing and lighting.

Following funding from the Coastal Community Fund the club have been able to replace fencing making it safer and more in keeping with other previous developments. New energy efficient lighting not only sees running costs reduced but more importantly means court time can be extended as the nights draw in.

Steve Ashton, Director of Tennis said;

“Exwick Tennis Club is focused on being accessible to all ages from children through to adults. With our community focus we encourage both members and non-members to come and get involved. Funds like this are so important to organisations like ours as they help make larger important projects possible.”

To find out more about the Exwick Tennis Club and get involved, visit the website  or, follow them on Facebook