NTC, Fever-Tree Championships and Purley Bury TC

An exciting day ahead, 3 venues up next for the 21st of June.

Starting at the National Tennis Centre we were joined by Mark Bullock, a specialist in inclusive sport who devotes his time to promoting active and healthy lifestyles with a focus on opportunities for disabled people. His wife Sam Bullock, a wheelchair user, dedicates her life to improving the lives of people living with disabilities not only through sport but more recently through fashion. She decided to join forces with some of the most innovative designers to develop her brand, ‘SB’ – a unique line of clothing providing comfortable and fashionable clothing options.

Sam, a former tennis player, enjoyed hitting with Robyn and sharing their stories with each other. Alongside, Mark coached a group of young adults with learning difficulties, delivering activities to help give them a taster of tennis.

We also were inspired by Rachel Morgan who has recently returned from the 2019 International Blind Tennis Tournament in Benidorm as the champion of the B1 event. Rachel’s consistency and skills were incredible and we were all in awe of her success. Thank you for taking the time to play with us and wish you all the good luck for the upcoming tournaments.

The LTA staff also took part in a cardio tennis session and we were thrilled so many took part before work.

Next stop was The Fever-Tree Championships, the Queen’s Club. This was Robyn’s first time at the tournament and it was a fantastic experience being so close to the action. We saw Andy Murray, the Bryan Brothers, Diego Schwartzman, Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski warming up. Robyn was very fortunate enough to be invited to hit on the grass, no less next to Andy Murray. What a treat to play on the grass court of the Queen’s Club and a huge thank you to the tournament staff for helping us spread the word of such an important cause.

Purley Bury TC was our final stop on Friday. As a venue that does a tremendous job at hosting our I Play 30 groups we were excited to join in. Robyn hit against the ball machine, mixed in with junior and adult members, took part in the wheelchair tennis session and enjoyed being cheered on by parents and coaches. The club welcomes members of all ages, all abilities and all levels of play through a thriving set-up for competitive and social tennis. Thanks for hosting us and looking forward to continuing our I Play 30 sessions.

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