A team of 8 players from Chatteris St Peters Tennis Club enjoyed a very special day in London on Saturday 17th Feb 2018 at the GB National Tennis Centre, competing with former GB Tennis stars in a 24 hour sponsored Tennisathon.
The Team from Chatteris represented all ages and abilities of membership at the Club from: Lucy Thompson aged 11 to Judith Grounds, one of several members at the Club still playing each week, all year round, in their 70’s. They were encouraged and supported by over 20 members, family and friends who travelled to the event. Each member of the Tennisathon team were challenged to raise £1000 each in sponsorship. They spectacularly rose to the challenge, smashing their target by raising over £12,500.
The Event was organised by Bright Ideas for Tennis, a charity set up and run by former GB Davis Cup Tennis Player, Danny Sapsford, to assist clubs seeking to raise funds to enhance the facilities and opportunities for their local communities. Chatteris Tennis Club, currently, Cambridgeshire Tennis Club of the Year, were one of only 8 clubs invited from over 4000 nationally to participate.
Chatteris, is currently seeking to raise £25,000. Supported by match funding from Cambs LTA, it aims this year to convert its 2 limited seasonal use grass courts to hardcourts, to double its provision of courts suitable for all year around use.
The event was the second of three events for which the Club has gained the support of Bright Ideas for Tennis. It was great to visit the club last summer and see such excellent progress being made.
For further information about the Club, including information on this years’ membership & coaching programme visit their website https://chatteristennis.com or contact Shona Kent 01354 655363/ Karen Barwell 01354 695014.