Tennis clubs are continually faced with the need for facility upgrades from HVAC to roof repairs to new lighting for the tennis courts. This can create a challenge when it comes to funding these upgrades. Sports Interiors is aware of these challenges; therefore, we work closely with club owners and a financial services company to secure the financing necessary to make your lighting vision a reality. In the recently released US Sports, Fitness, and Recreation Participation Report from the Physical Activity Council (PAC) – tennis is one of only two sports with positive participation growth during the previous 12 years1. With this growth comes an increasing need for funding options.
Easy Financing Option
Since Sports Interiors owns eleven tennis clubs across the Midwest we understand that owners may want to finance facility upgrades such as a new LED tennis lighting system. We work closely with you and a financial services firm to secure the best financing program possible tailored to meet your unique needs. Only a single page application needs to be completed, which our finance department can assist you with also.
Ways to Offset Financing Costs
You may be thinking that financial assistance sounds great, but can I really afford it? The answer is a resounding “YES”! Rebates and energy savings can play an important role in ensuring the affordability of your next LED tennis lighting system.
Financial incentives for implementing energy efficient lighting exist across the country. The Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) is a nice resource for finding policies and incentives by state. Unfortunately, no two rebate programs are the same, and the process with your specific rebate program may include some “back and forth”. However, Sports Interiors is well-versed in many of these rebate programs due to our 24 years of experience installing lighting systems at indoor tennis clubs across the country. We will handle the legwork for you so you can secure the incentive. In just the last 18 months alone we have secured over $1.5 million in rebates for our customers. These rebate dollars can be used to help offset the overall amount you plan to finance. For further information on rebates, please read our blog, “Working Through the Often Forgotten World of Rebates”.
Besides improving the court experience for your members and enhancing the overall reputation of your club, LED tennis lighting systems also offer substantial energy savings. Below are two screenshots from a customer’s energy meter demonstrating a 66 percent reduction in consumption thanks to the new LED tennis lighting system from Sports Interiors. These energy savings can frequently be more than the monthly investment creating a very compelling case for implementing a proven LED tennis lighting system.
Turn to Sports Interiors
If you are unsure whether you can afford to install new LED tennis lighting, we would be happy to talk with you about your options. It may be more affordable than you think. Please give us a call today at 847-948-5335.
Source: 1 “Tennis Participation in the U.S. Grows To 17.9 Million Players”, December 20, 2016, Tennis Industry Association website