TENNIS players are being invited to help serve up a memorable launch to a fundraising campaign.
Knutsford Tennis Club is staging a 24-hour Tennis-A-Thon to help raise money for a project to replace three of the club’s seven courts.
The three middle courts are suffering from subsidence, and the work to replace them is estimated to cost £120,000.
The club is running a series of events to raise funds for the project, the first of which is this Friday, June 13, with a fun tennis competition and lunch at the club being organised by Sue Jarrod and Jo Teare.
The fundraiser will be followed by a Tennis-A-Thon for club members, starting at 4.30pm on Friday, July 4, and ending at the same time the following day.
Louise Nanda, ladies captain and a member of the committee, said it was hoped to undertake the work to replace the three courts next year.
She added that the club was hoping to raise £10,000 from the Tennis-A-thon to give the fundraising efforts a major kickstart.
“The response to the Tennis-A-Thon from club members has been absolutely tremendous, and everybody has said they are happy to help and to get involved,” said Louise, who will be taking part in the event with her 14-year-old son Sam.
“It should be a memorable and an enjoyable event.”
The 24-hour event will be divided into playing slots, which can be booked up, and people are being asked to obtain sponsorship for the time they play.
All the courts will be used, although only the two farthest from neighbouring homes will be played on from 10pm until daybreak.
Anyone wishing to book a slot is asked to ring head coach Mark Airey on 07787 510702 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone who can offer food or refreshments on the day is asked to email email@example.com.
The club is running a fun open day for all the family on Saturday, June 21, between 2.30pm and 4.30pm.
The open day offers free tennis and coaching for all ages and abilities, as well as a Speed of Service competition and Beat the Coach challenge.