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Help us make The Tennis Podcast in 2017, and better than ever.
Help us make The Tennis Podcast in 2017, and better than ever.
472 backers pledged £16,141 to help bring this project to life.

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After 260 episodes and five years of The Tennis Podcast, our downloadable tennis radio show, we are asking for your help to keep it going in 2017, and to make it bigger and better than ever.

Catherine and David agreeing to disagree
Catherine and David agreeing to disagree

When we recorded the first show in 2012, it was a labour of love, as it remains today - just two people with the good fortune to work in Tennis, talking about their favourite sport. 

Over the years, Andy Murray, John McEnroe, Martina Navratilova and Andy Roddick joined us on the show, listeners got involved on Twitter and Facebook, and we all made rubbish predictions about what we thought would happen in tournaments all over the world.

John McEnroe gives tips to David ahead of his rematch with Catherine
John McEnroe gives tips to David ahead of his rematch with Catherine

We covered Andy Murray's first Grand Slam title win in 2012, Roger Federer's 17th, and Serena Williams' pursuit of the all-time records.

David informs Andy Murray he is picking Novak Djokovic to win Wimbledon
David informs Andy Murray he is picking Novak Djokovic to win Wimbledon

We debated issues - what to do with Davis Cup, what to do with Nick Kyrgios, Maria Sharapova's failed drugs test and many more.

We produced special shows about the greatest players, tournaments, matches, upsets and comebacks, we played time-machine tennis, and we asked when tennis made you cry.

Catherine tells Boris Becker she wasn't born when he won Wimbledon
Catherine tells Boris Becker she wasn't born when he won Wimbledon

We were gatecrashed mid-show by a tree, by an angry US Open bus driver, by Rosie the Dog.

And we started the much loved/hated weekly feature Poll Vault - where David excitedly posed countless inspired/inane, relevant/hypothetical, thought-provoking/unanswerable questions, and Catherine audibly rolled her eyes.

Over the past two years we produced the show weekly - published every Monday - and in 2016 we produced daily shows from Wimbledon and the US Open.

We want to keep going in 2017, but to do that, and to achieve our goal of making more shows than ever before, we need your help.

As much as we love it, the show takes a lot of time, effort, energy and expense to put together, and we can't continue as we have been doing. A bit of advertising/sponsorship has helped a little recently, but it isn't enough on its own in the long-term, and we are hoping that you can also pitch in.

If funded to our minimum goal of £10,000, we will continue to produce the show on a weekly basis, and we will also build an official Tennis Podcast website. As you will see from the below funding goals, we would like to do much more more than that. 

FUNDING GOALS

  • At £10,000  - We will produce a minimum of 45 weekly tennis podcasts in 2017.
  • At £15,000 - We will produce a minimum of 45 weekly shows and 45 Grand Slam daily podcasts in 2017.
  • Beyond £15,000 - Depending on how much is raised, and how much time we have, we will look to produce Catherine Whitaker, David Law and Student Matt blogs, a Tennis Podcast shop and Periscope/Facebook Live sessions. And if we have enough, we can look at travelling to do big interviews.

Finally ...

Thank you for listening to the show and for any contributions you have made here. Catherine and David
Thank you for listening to the show and for any contributions you have made here. Catherine and David
 

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Risks and challenges

Having produced more than 260 episodes of The Tennis Podcast we are experienced in delivering the show and do not foresee any problems, health permitting.

Even when David had a minor cold (he called it flu), and Catherine lost her voice, we were able to produce the show, either delayed by a few days or with a guest.

Obviously in the unfortunate event of something more serious, this may be more problematic, but we will do everything within our power to deliver the shows as promised.

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    Pledge £10 or more About $13

    I love the Tennis Podcast

    You love the Tennis Podcast, and you just want to show your appreciation by buying Catherine and David a coffee and a cake when they are recording the show in the Putney Exchange shopping centre.

    You will be an official Friend of the Tennis Podcast and have your name published in the Coffee and Cake section of our 'Friends' page on the new Tennis Podcast website.

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    Pledge £25 or more About $33

    Tennis Podcast Weekly

    You love the Tennis Podcast and want to help to keep the weekly show going in 2017.

    If we reach our minimum goal of £10,000, we will produce 45 weekly shows in 2017.

    £25 works out at 55p (GBP) or 70 cents (USD) per weekly show.

    You will be an official Friend of the Tennis Podcast and have your name published in the Tennis Podcast Weekly section of our 'Friends' page on the new Tennis Podcast website.

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    Pledge £45 or more About $60

    Grand Slam Daily

    You love the Tennis Podcast and want to help us to keep the weekly show going AND produce daily shows at Slams in 2017.

    If Kickstarted to £15,000 we will produce a minimum of 45 weekly shows, and 45 daily shows at Slams in 2017. (We will try to produce more if we can).

    £45 works out at 50p (GBP) or 65 cents (USD) per weekly/daily show.

    You will be an official Friend of the Tennis Podcast and have your name published in the Grand Slam Daily section of our 'Friends' page on the new Tennis Podcast website.

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    Pledge £175 or more About $232

    You Introduce The Tennis Podcast!

    You love the Tennis Podcast, and as well as helping to keep the weekly and daily shows going at Slams, you want to hear your name, or that of your son, daughter, wife, brother, sister, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend etc), read out by you/them, along with our usual array of tennis stars, at the start of a Tennis Podcast episode in 2017.

    You will record your own ‘Hi this is (your name) and you’re listening to the Tennis Podcast’ on your phone and e-mail it to us for inclusion in one of our shows in 2017.

    You will also be an official Friend of the Tennis Podcast and have your name published on our 'Friends' page on the new Tennis Podcast website.

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    Pledge £350 or more About $464

    You vs. Catherine and David!

    You love the Tennis Podcast, and as well as helping to keep the weekly and daily shows going at Slams, and having your name (or someone else of your choice) included in the intro to one of the 2017 shows, you want to take on Catherine, David and Student Matt in the Tennis Podcast 2017 Predictions Competition.

    You will make your predictions for various categories at the start of the year and take on Catherine, David and Student Matt, with updates throughout the year on the show and latest standings on the official Tennis Podcast website.

    The No.1 predictor will appear on the season-ending show, recorded at the Putney Exchange Centre, to enable you to gloat in person or on Skype if you are unable to get there. If Catherine, David or Student Matt prevail, the highest ranked Kickstarter will be invited to attend/take part.

    You will also be an official Friend of the Tennis Podcast and have your name published on our 'Friends' page on the new Tennis Podcast website.

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Funding period

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