Club Case Study | YMCA Hawker

We were blessed with excellent weather, and had a great turn-out from our tennis customer base. Danny and Chris ran a series of engaging coaching clinics for our mini-tennis players up to our adults, and sandwiched in between was an entertaining doubles exhibition featuring club coaches Trevor and Nick.

Aside from the clinics and exhibition match, there was a BBQ on offer, as well as a raffle that offered over £700 worth of prizes! Both helped to boost the funds raised, and added to the impact of the event. Many parents have since gone out of their way to say what a lovely day it was, and to ask when the next one will be!


  • New Primary School Link: We went to Meadlands Primary and gave free tennis tasters to all 190 children, selected 24 for free 10-week courses that are successfully running this term (2 x 40 min classes, with 12 kids in each class)
  • Junior Tennis Fitness: We have 2 courses, 45 mins each week for 7-11 yr olds, and 1hr each week for 11+ yr olds. Over 20 kids have joined these courses totally free, and are benefiting immensely from them.
  • Matchplay: Funds will also go to giving a discount offer of 5 matchplay credits for the price of 2. This will be available both to our most regular Matchplay players, and children totally new to Matchplay. Therefore, we are encouraging new kids to try competition, whilst also rewarding existing juniors who regularly make use of our internal Matchplay programme.

Charity Day

  • Event Date: September 20th 2013
  • Pros: Danny Sapsford, Chris Eaton
  • Format: Coaching Clinics & Exhibition
  • Amount Raised: £1401

About YMCA Hawker Tennis

We have 3 outdoor floodlit hard courts, and a thriving junior programme including lessons for all ages/standards, weekly matchplays, squads, and junior teams who compete in local competitions.

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Chris Eaton

The Tennis Circus day at the YMCA Hawker Centre was an inspirational success. With bags of energy and enthusiasm from Danny Sapsford and Chris Eaton. A great boost and all round fun day for all participants and spectators at the tennis centre. Trevor Hughesman, Coach, YMCA Hawker<