Bubwith Tennis Club will be encouraging people to serve and volley their way around the clock next month during their 24 Hour Tennis Marathon fundraiser.
Starting at noon on Saturday 19th June and finishing at noon the next day, the charity event will be raising funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, as well as the club itself. The Friends of Bubwith School – more commonly known as FOBS – will also be present, selling cakes and refreshments, with the proceeds from these sales going towards their work with the East Yorkshire village’s primary school.
Taking place for the 3rd time, this event returns following a year’s absence due to the covid-19 pandemic, and organisers are hoping that it will be bigger and better than ever, with non-members, players from other local clubs and the general public too all invited to take part!
During the 24 hours, various events will be organised – from junior coaching courtesy of I Can Play Tennis Ltd to team matches and a handicap competition – as well as casual tennis sessions.
Anyone wanting to take this opportunity to give tennis a go for the first time is very welcome, with the club happy to arrange the loan of rackets and balls on the day.
Off court, will be serving up a BBQ from Anna’s Happy Trotters to start things off, and Suitably Sporty will be on-hand to offer people the opportunity to purchase new tennis wear. Ice cream from Groovy Moos in Howden will be available too.
Committee member and one of the event organisers, Lizanne Southworth, commented:
“It is great to see the event return. It promises to be a lot of fun and it would be brilliant to see lots of non-members getting involved too. The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an amazing cause that is of huge importance across the entire region, so we want to raise as much as possible.
Money will also be raised for Bubwith Tennis Club for the upkeep of our three excellent artificial courts, plus we look forward to help support FOBS, of course, by selling lots of cakes!”
Rob Scott, East Yorkshire Fundraiser for Yorkshire Air Ambulance, said:
“We would like to thank Bubwith Tennis Club for choosing us as one of the principal beneficiaries for their 24 Hour Tennis Marathon and wish all the players the best of luck for the game.
It costs £12,000 a day to keep both of Yorkshire’s air ambulances maintained and in the air and fundraising events such as these are the lifeblood of our charity.”
Participants are asked to pledge a minimum sponsorship amount of £10 per hour per adult (£5 per hour for children) but it is hoped that many will be able to raise more than that, with the sponsorship money being split 50/50 between the club and Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
People can get involved and book their sessions via the club’s website: www.bubwithtennisclub.co.uk/24hr