24-Hour Tennis Fundraisers Play With Jeremy Bates

  • 21st February 2016

‘The Magnificent Seven’ completed the 24-hour tennis marathon at the LTA National Tennis Centre in Roehampton last weekend, playing with former British No. 1 Jeremy Bates, Luke Milligan, Danny Sapsford and TV presenter Dan Lobb to raise funds for Beckenham LTC.

Jason Howe, Annette Medder, Eddie Medder, Ania Ojrzynska, Stephane Patteux, Liz Sharrock and Gavin Simpson battled through the London traffic to rally with the British players. At the end, Gavin and Annette raised a further £175 for Beckenham LTC by hitting the head of a tennis racquet down the centre line.

“All the Davis Cup players were so nice – they were all very helpful, giving us tips, praising for nice serving or shots,” said Ania. “They were very chatty and what amazed me most they actually remembered all our names throughout! Stephane even aced Jeremy Bates!”

If you’d like to donate to further raise funds for Beckenham LTC, click on a name above or Terry Benson, who was unable to take part on the day.  On Sunday, 21 February, Merinda Peppard took part in a one-hour group lesson with pro players.

Beckenham LTA took part in the event with Tennis Focus Acadamy Walsall, Frampton-on-Severn, Tennis Avenue Academy Thurrock, Colden Common Pensford, Cheam Fields Rehill, Ash and North Dulwich clubs.

On 24 March 2016, coach Peter Kiss will also be skydiving with a high-profile British player to raise further funds for Beckenham LTC at the Skydive Headcorn aerodrome in Ashford.

On 25 June 2016, Beckenham LTC will play host to two former Davis Cup players, who will coach adult and junior members and play an exhibition doubles matches. Non-members are welcome to attend the day, which will conclude with a live band and evening social.

Please support Beckenham LTC in 2016!