UKRAINE TENNIS PROJECT
Over the years, Ukraine has produced a steady number of elite tennis players. Players such as former World Number 3 Elina Svitolina, French Open Finalist Andrei Medvedev, former World Number 13 Alexandr Dolgopolov and the Bondarenko sisters.
Tennis in Ukraine has been massively impacted by the ongoing war in the region. Tennis domestically has been almost impossible, with the majority of tennis facilities being destroyed. Some of the highest potential juniors in Europe have had to flee their country, and keeping up with their elite training has been a major challenge.
The Delgado & Lee Tennis Academy will now be working alongside The Ukraine Tennis Federation, to offer a select number of Ukrainian juniors the opportunity to train at a world class venue in the UK. With the help of our family of investors from around the world, we will be offering children from Ukraine an incredible opportunity to realise their dreams of a professional tennis career.
Over 100 applications were received from some of the best juniors in Ukraine, with 20 selected for a week-long trial at the academy in the UK. Players were invited to train at the academy, with the highest potential juniors selected for a 5-year package of financial support, which will include professional tennis and physical training, accommodation & full board onsite.
WE NOW NEED YOUR HELP
From January 2023, the first 4 players will be joining full time. We have secured enough funding for 2 full time players, and we have ambitions to increase the number of players we can train to the highest standard required to achieve their international goals. We aim to increase the number of juniors invited for the next generation of players to the UK to be included in the elite performance programme beyond the initial 4 juniors, and extra funding will help this.
We are proud to offer some of the best training facilities and coaches in the country, and your support will help us ensure our young Ukrainian tennis players continue to receive the best support during this vital stage of their careers. Our goals for the future include:
To offer players affected by the ongoing conflict an opportunity for a professional career
To continue to identify the highest potential juniors from Ukraine
Training and nurturing multiple players to compete at senior and junior Grand Slams by 2027
Your support will be essential in allowing us to invest in the careers of future tennis professionals. The first 4 players have been selected and will begin at the academy in January 2023. They will be competing internationally on the Tennis Europe Junior Tour and ITF World Junior Tour.
For further information on the project and how to get involved, click the links below:
For all donations, click DONATE, any amounts welcome
"I fully support Living Tennis and their vision for opportunity and accessibility. Knowing their background and expertise in both grass roots and performance tennis, they can offer the next generation a top level delivery within their academies"
Andy Murray, World Number One
THE TEAM BEHIND IT ALL
DELGADO & LEE TEAM
The senior team consists of former world top 100 player Martin Lee, Jamie Delgado (Andy Murray's former coach) , former internationally ranked junior Paul Delgado and former internationally ranked junior Johnny Delgado.
Pro Academy Head Coach
Academy Coach and Project Lead
THE INVESTORS SO FAR.....
Dr. Harald Binder
Cultural Entrepreneur and historian, Swiss-born, London-based. Since the early 2000s investor in support of culture and education in Ukraine. Founder of the Centre for Urban History and the Jam Factory Art Centre, both situated in Lviv / Western Ukraine.
PROMOTIONAL AND MARKETING ACTIVITIES
Benefits for sponsorship:
1. Your company will be offering vital support to children and the families affected by the war in Ukraine.
2. You and your company will be making a difference in a young person’s life and helping them achieve their goal of becoming a professional tennis player.
3. Opportunities for return of investment from future earnings from athlete’s professional careers.
4. Advertisement throughout all of our social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and our website.
5. We make special announcements regarding our partnership to our database of over 5,000 customers.
6. Your company logo can be placed on young players tennis equipment, to worn all over the world.
7. Regular updates on the progress of our most talented players in the program.
8. We have partnered with a Community Interest Company (Performance Ethnic Tennis). A donation to a CIC can result in reducing your annual taxable profits.
More information on Sponsorship & Sponsorship levels:
Delgado & Lee have put together 3 standard sponsorship levels to choose from. These sponsorships are focused on ensuring that your company receive all benefits, entitlements and marketing opportunities to fit your needs. We also accept private donations from individuals of any amounts. The packages are as follows: