The aim of the North Dulwich Bright Ideas for Tennis day was to raise funds to upgrade the club's two shale courts to make them all-weather proof, and to provide free coaching to members of the local community.
£250 of the money raised has already been spent on provision of free coaching for members and non-members of all ages at the Club’s last open day on June 29th. In addition, new members who joined the Club during the open day are to receive two further free coaching sessions. The remainder of the money raised on our Davis Cup day will mainly go towards meeting the cost of resurfacing the club’s two shale courts.
North Dulwich raise the most funds from all club visits between Sept 2013 and July 2014 by the charity Bright Ideas for Tennis
As a reward for their success our charity ambassador, Tim Henman visited the club along with Danny Sapsford, Luke Milligan and Jamie Baker on Saturday, October 11th. It was a roaring success with 250 people in attendance, a memorable experience for all who attended either for coaching or to watch the doubles exhibition match, enjoy the fantastic BBQ or watch Tim Henman's 'Keepy-Uppy' challenge. The day raised over £5K, making the total raised by the club nearly £10,000, an incredible achievement for a small club.
Thanks to David Long for photographs.
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North Dulwich Lawn Tennis Club owes Bright Ideas for Tennis, and particularly Danny Sapsford and Andrew Richardson a huge thank you for making the day possible. Danny's enthusiasm and passion for tennis is infectious and meant that we all thoroughly enjoyed the day. Even organising the day was a pleasure. To see how successful the day was made all the effort worthwhile; especially as we only had roughly six weeks to organise the day, but Danny's guidance and assistance made it a breeze.
Many thanks must also go to all who helped on the day from the club's coaches to all of the members who gave up their time to be a part of the best day in the club's history.