Interview with Joe Salisbury the new world No.1

Congratulations to Joe Salisbury for reaching the very top of the doubles game. Earlier this week Joe claimed the No.1 spot on the ATP doubles rankings list after a successful run in Miami. Joe has multiple Grand Slam titles to his name in both men’s and mixed doubles.

We interviewed Joe about why it’s important to him to be an ambassador for our charity and how he hopes to continue to help us get more adults and kids playing tennis, especially those who wouldn’t ordinarily get the chance.

Read on to see what Joe had to say:

Why do you support Bright Ideas for Tennis and their mission to get more people playing tennis? 
 Bright Ideas for Tennis do a fantastic job at working with clubs and coaches to open tennis up to more people, mainly by improving facilities, hosting fundraising events and providing free tennis sessions for adults and children with disabilities. I think it’s important to get more people playing in safe and friendly environments and Bright Ideas for Tennis continue to do this through championing accessibility and inclusivity.

How will you work together to get more people playing with Bright Ideas for Tennis?
I took part in the 24hr Tennis Marathon which was really fun and hope to join in more fundraising events in the future. I hope to help Bright Ideas for Tennis spread the word on how people can get involved with the charity and highlight the work they are doing in clubs and within disability groups across the country.

Bright Ideas for Tennis gave free rackets and balls to their I Play 30 participants during challenging times due to Covid - why is it so important to support to people during these times? 
Tennis is a great sport to support a healthy and active lifestyle. It is proven to improve physical and mental well-being too. In current times families are exercising and playing together more than ever, tennis is easily adapted to different ages and abilities which is really helpful. The participants in I Play 30 benefit in so many ways in their sessions that giving free rackets is a brilliant way of allowing them to continue to play at home.