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Catherine Whitaker and David Law are asking for your help to keep The Tennis Podcast going and growing in 2019!
937 backers pledged £53,930 to help bring this project to life.
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We began producing The Tennis Podcast in May 2012 and spent the first four years recording, editing, promoting and paying for the show ourselves until we realised we could do it no longer. 

Our first annual Kickstarter in 2017 helped us to hire an editor and produce 106 podcasts, including daily editions at the Grand Slams for the first time. 

Catherine and David with the one and only Mary Carillo
Catherine and David with the one and only Mary Carillo

Our 2018 Kickstarter enabled to us buy new equipment, hire part-time staff, including Grad Matt, and publish 115 editions, adding dailies at the ATP Finals, Queen's and the Davis Cup final. 

Guests in 2018 included Boris Becker
Guests in 2018 included Boris Becker

Now, with our 500th episode expected in January, we want to do even more, including giving Grad Matt a proper job! He is a fantastic story - coming to us as Student Matt in 2015, interning between his study sessions, then graduating and working for us throughout the second half of 2018, before taking to the airwaves with us at the ATP Finals!

David, Catherine and Grad Matt
David, Catherine and Grad Matt

We hope you agree that he has been a fantastic addition, and we want to keep him with us. 

We have many categories for you to consider crowdfunding us in, but you can also contribute at a level of your choosing without reward, if you prefer. We are grateful to everyone that supports us, so pledge whatever the podcast is worth to you, but ultimately what you can afford. 

Thank you for your support.

Catherine, David, and hopefully soon, full-time Matt!

Risks and challenges

We have over-delivered with both of our two annual Kickstarters to-date, producing more podcasts (in excess of 220 shows) than promised in both 2017 and 2018. We have maintained a high production quality throughout, and the feedback we have had has been very positive.

With that in mind, unless we endure health issues or similar beyond our control, we are confident that we can deliver (and over-deliver) once again.

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    Pledge £50 or more About US$ 65

    I Love The Tennis Podcast

    You want us to return, and to prove it, you’re going to back us with £50, or whatever you think the show is worth to you.

    This year a £50 (approx $65 US) contribution would have worked out at less than 30p per show (approx $0.40 US).

    Your name will appear (unless you contact us to request otherwise) on the 2019 backers page on the official Tennis Podcast website.

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    Pledge £200 or more About US$ 257

    Introduce The Tennis Podcast

    Record your own personalised intro to the Tennis Podcast to be included alongside Andy Murray, John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova in the pod’s opening credits. 'Hi this is (your name) and you're listening to the Tennis Podcast!'

    Your name will also appear on the 2019 backers page on the official Tennis Podcast website.

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    Challenge Catherine and David

    Prove your tennis prediction powers are better than those of Catherine Whitaker, David Law, Grad Matt and the rest by challenging them in our exclusive podcast predictions competition which will run throughout 2019.

    You will also get to record your own personalised podcast intro, your name will appear on the 2019 backers page on the official Tennis Podcast website, and you will be invited to our end of year Christmas Party and awards show.

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    Pledge £750 or more About US$ 964

    Give The Gift Of The Tennis Podcast

    Buy your loved one a personalised message from Catherine and David on the podcast, to celebrate an event of your choosing (birthday, wedding etc). We will also send your loved one a signed, limited edition Tennis Podcast birthday card.

    Your loved one will also get to take part in our predictions league, your name will appear on the 2019 backers page on the official Tennis Podcast website, and you will both be invited to our end of year Christmas Party and awards show.

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    Pledge £2,500 or more About US$ 3,212

    Executive Producer

    We could not produce the show without you, and that will be made clear in 2019. You will be mentioned as an Executive Producer in every show.

    You will also receive intro, predictions, gifting, guest editor and 2019 backers page privileges, including an invitation to our end of year Christmas Party and awards show. .

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    Pledge £5,000 or more About US$ 6,423

    Tennis Podcast Awards Judge

    You will judge our end-of-year awards live on The Tennis Podcast. David and Catherine will both make their case for who gets what. You will decide who wins.

    You will also receive intro, predictions, gifting, Guest editor, Exec producer and 2019 backers page privileges, including an invitation to our end of year Christmas Party and awards show.

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    Pledge £5,000 or more About US$ 6,423

    Umpire Catherine vs. David - The Rematch

    You will chair umpire the long-delayed tennis rematch between Catherine Whitaker and David Law and give your verdict on the match in an edition of The Tennis Podcast.

    You will also receive intro, predictions, gifting, Guest editor, Exec producer and 2019 backers page privileges, including an invitation to our end of year Christmas Party and awards show.

    Limited to UK, USA (around US Open) and Australia (around Australian Open).

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    Pledge £8,000 About US$ 10,277

    Tennis Podcast Guardian

    Basically you just love the show, want it to carry on, have the money to spare, and have decided to help us hire Grad Matt full-time!

    Let us know if you want your support to be known or not. If you do, you will be known as an official Tennis Podcast Guardian and can even have your own special name made up by David.

    And you can of course intro a show, be part of the predictions competition, receive gifting privileges and guest editorship, as well as having your name on our backers page on the website.

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    Pledge £1,000 or more About US$ 1,285

    Guest Editor

    Choose either the questions, or a single debate topic for David & Catherine to answer in one of our questions-only special editions of The Tennis Podcast, to be produced in a quiet week.

    You will also get to record your own personalised intro, take part in our predictions league, give the gift of The Tennis Podcast and you will be invited to our end of year Christmas Party and awards show. Your name will also appear on the 2019 backers page on the official Tennis Podcast website.

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    Pledge £1,500 or more About US$ 1,927

    Official Mascot For 2019

    Give your pet the honour of becoming the official Tennis Podcast mascot for 2019. He or she will be mentioned weekly on the show, and will also be provided with a bespoke item of Tennis Podcast mascot merchandise.

    In addition, the mascot’s owner will receive intro, predictions, gifting and 2019 backers page privileges, including an invitation to our end of year Christmas Party and awards show.

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