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Sponsorship Packages

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The Hawkesbury District Tennis Association (HDTA) is a not-for-profit organisation, which was established in 1923. HDTA leases Richmond Tennis Centre from Hawkesbury City Council.

Inside The Lines Pty Limited (ITL) was established in September 2015 and is owned and operated by Gavin and Ann-Maree Yip. Since ITL’s inception ITL has been operating out of Richmond Tennis Centre and runs the day-to-day operations of the Centre.

Both HDTA and ITL are responsible for the maintenance, repair and general upkeep of the centre, including, but not limited to the court surfaces and fencing, gardens, lighting, both internal and external, the pro shop and clubhouse.

As you may have seen, work to upgrade the courts has already commenced but we need your financial support to help us finish these vital improvements.

All monies raised during tournaments, through fundraising events, donations and sponsorship arrangements are used to improve and maintain the facilities, which directly benefits not only our members, but also the wider community. It supports the next generation of players we have at Richmond, and importantly ensures the club continues to be a success for future generations.

Tennis is part of our national sporting and cultural heritage. The significance of tennis in Australia extends far beyond the pursuits of our elite tennis players. The sport contributes strongly to the social cohesiveness of our community and it provides a safe and healthy sporting and social environment for all ages and abilities. Tennis is truly a sport for life and a sport for all.

Our primary sponsorship packages are listed below. We are open to discussions with Individuals and Businesses that may wish to take up more than one of these options or have an alternative offer, we are extremely grateful for all the support we receive.

Entry & Exit Signs
Annual Cost: $2,000 per sign
Size: 660mm x 660mm (NB. These signs must be reflective)

Front of Court Signs
Annual Cost: $500 per court OR 1 sponsor advertises on 14 courts for $7,000
Size: 700mm x 1000mm

Back of Court Signs
Annual Cost: $400 per court OR pay for 3 courts and get 1 free
Size: 600mm x 900mm

14 x Umpires Chairs
Annual Cost: $200 per court (2 stickers per chair, front and back) OR 14 courts for $2500
Size: 400mm x 400mm (front and back)

Signage inside Clubhouse
Annual Cost: We have space inside the Clubhouse available for signage; the cost varies on the location and size of signage
Size: Varies – please contact us to discuss the options available

Advertising / promoting business / products / services via our websites and Facebook pages
Annual Cost: $100 per advertisement OR 1 advertisement a month for 12 months for $1,000.

Brochure Stands
Annual Cost: $250 – We will display your company’s product brochures or flyers in the main foyer of the clubhouse – max 250 brochures per annum
Size: A4 or DL

All of the prices quoted are for the cost of sponsorship only. The cost of the signs or flyers etc. (design, production and installation) is the responsibility of the sponsor, not HDTA or ITL. 

Please contact us on 457 88 999 or via email tennis@insidethelines.net.au if you have any questions or would like us to advertise with us or make a donation.

HDTA and ITL would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for your support.

Sponsorship Packages 2017_2018 version 4 


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Help us raise to funds to repair our courts

In September 2015 my husband Gavin Yip and I took over the management of Richmond Tennis Centre.

Since taking over, we have made upgrades to the facilities and the running of the centre. We take great pride in what we do and have an unwavering passion to teach kids and adults alike the joys of playing tennis, sportsmanship, and community pride.

The most pressing issue of fixing and upgrading the courts requires more money than we have been able to raise, not through lack of trying, we seem to hit a roadblock at every turn and are being told by State and Local Government representatives that they do not have the funds to make these vital repairs.

Richmond Tennis centre is owned by Hawkesbury City Council and leased to Hawkesbury District Tennis Association (HDTA). HDTA sub lease the centre to us, Inside The Lines Tennis Academy.

Out of the 14 courts , we have 3 courts that are in need of immediate repair and 2 of them are not useable at all due to the risk of injury to players.

One of the main income streams for our business as well as a great opportunity to showcase our local tennis stars is hosting tournaments. We had four tournaments approved last year from Tennis Australia, this year they have reduced it to one because they have concerns about the playing surfaces.

The money we raise will be used to repair and replace as many courts as we can afford.

Please help us raise the money so that we can continue our work and play your part in helping to raise the next generation of tennis champions.

Words alone cannot express how grateful we are to receive your donation.

Thank you,

Ann-Maree & Gavin

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Richmond Tennis Centre Operating Hours


Monday’s – 12:00pm – 8:00pm

Tuesday’s  – 9:00am – 9:30pm

Wednesday’s – 9:00am – 9:30pm

Thursday’s – 9:00am – 7:30pm

Friday’s – 9:00am – 7:30pm

Saturday’s – 8:00am – 12:00pm | 2:00pm – 5:00pm**

Sunday’s – 9:00AM – 12:00pm | 2:00pm – 5:00pm**

** During daylight savings 3pm – 6pm



Monday’s – 12:00pm – 7:00pm

Tuesday’s – 9:00am – 7:00pm

Wednesday’s – 9:00am – 7:00pm

Thursday’s  – 9:00am – 7:00pm

Friday’s – 9:00am – 7:00pm

Saturday’s – 9:00am – 12:00pm | 2:00pm – 5:00pm**

Sunday’s – 9:00AM – 12:00pm | 2:00pm – 5:00pm**

** During daylight savings 3pm – 6pm

We are closed on NSW Public Holiday’s and during inclement weather when the conditions or courts are unplayable or unsafe

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In the News!!

Gavin Yip takes over Hawkesbury’s Inside the Lines Tennis Academy

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GAVIN Yip has spent sleepless nights devoted to the sport he loves, tennis, and has brought that passion to the Hawkesbury.

Yip has taken over the running of what used to be called Advantage Tennis Academy, but is now Inside The Lines Tennis Academy.

Yip started on September 21, after a chance meeting with Tim White, who formerly ran the academy.

Yip had been working with Tennis NSW, which is based at Homebush, and recently ran into White at Homebush.

Yip said the pair had known each other for a long time.

‘‘It was kind of by chance that I ended up here,’’ Yip said. ‘‘I saw Tim on his first day at Homebush and I asked him what he was doing there and he said ‘I’m your new boss’.’’

Yip said from there the topic of running the academy came up and a short time later, he was centre manager.

He said a big focus for him would be to try to get more juniors players tennis.

‘‘We do coaching at all ages and standards, ranging from five to six years olds to 80-90 year olds, and we do competitions for juniors and adults,’’ he said.

‘‘The long term plan is I am going to try to build up the junior development and try to help the youngsters get into tennis.

‘‘I think some kids don’t get introduced to tennis until it is too late and it can too hard for them to catch up by then.’’

Yip said he was a coach and could also re-string rackets, which is what lead to him having sleepless nights.

He said in previous years he had been one of the re-stringers on the APIA tournaments.

The tournaments lasted 10 days, and for five of them, Yip estimated he had about three hours sleep each night.

‘‘The first year I did it I didn’t sleep for 24 hours, I stared Sunday morning at eight and finished my last racket at eight on Monday,’’ he said.

‘‘I saw the sun set and the sun rise but it didn’t deter me. I thought it was pretty cool, I just said ok this is part of what I do.’’

Yip said with his new job he hoped to keep doing the re-stringing but said it might not be possible, because his focus had to be on the Hawkesbury and coaching now.

‘‘We’re hoping to have a Hawkesbury kid make it onto a tour and onto television but that is a very hard ask and a tall order,’’ he said.

‘‘We want to get a lot more younger kids into tennis. Most good players start from a very young age, all the good players’ love of tennis stems from playing at a very young age.’’

Tennis coaching and either pro or amateur competitions are hosted at the academy, along with private court hire.

Originally published in the Hawkesbury Gazette – LINK

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