NEW

WTA Roundup | Juvan upsets Pliskova in Strasbourg, while Trevisan lines up Liu in Rabat final

WTA 250 - Internationaux de Strasbourg, France Unseeded Slovenian Kaja Juvan upset top seed Karolina Pliskova from the Czech Republic on Friday to advance to her first WTA final at the Internationaux de Strasbourg in France.

Paris | Final 8 qualifiers make Roland Garros main draw

The final 8 qualifiers for the French Open were determined on Friday, and leading the charge into the main draw was Canada’s Rebecca Marino with a 6-2 6-0 win over Australia's Seone Mendez.

Paris | Women’s Preview – Who will challenge clear favourite Swiatek?

The draw for the French Open was conducted on Thursday evening and, unsurprisingly, heading the field is World No 1 Iga Swiatek, who is bidding to win her second Roland Garros title, but the favourite for the title has dangerous floaters in her path to a second final...

London | ATP, WTA and ITF face backlash after stripping Wimbledon of ranking points

The decision by the ATP, WTA and ITF to strip Wimbledon of ranking points as a punishment over the AELTC’s ban on Russian and Belarusian players from competing at The Championships has been met with outrage on the part of many.

London | Full statements by ATP, WTA and ITF on removal of ranking points at Wimbledon

Tennis Threads posts the full statements made by the ATP, WTA and ITF on Friday 20 May on the stripping of Ranking Points at this year's Championships at Wimbledon.

Lyon | Norrie scrambles through to final

Cameron Norrie no doubt breathed a sigh of relief when he finally closed out his semi-final clash against the fast-rising Danish star Holger Rune to reach the title round of the Lyon Open in the South of France.

Geneva | Ruud in final for second consecutive year

Casper Ruud has maintained his run of undefeated matches at the Geneva Open to reach the title round for a second consecutive year where he hopes to successfully defend his title in final preparation for the French Open which starts on Sunday.

Lyon | Norrie remains on track

Cameron Norrie is on course to collect the Lyons Open title after outlasting Argentina’s Sebastian Baez 6-4 4-6 7-5 to reach the semi-finals of the ATP 250 tournament on the south coast of France for a third time.

Geneva | Ruud favourite to keep title

Casper Ruud produced another strong performance and looked very comfortable on the clay in his quest to retain the Geneva Open title by defeating Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis after 104-minutes 6-4 7-6(3) to reach the semi-finals at the Gonet Geneva Open.

Paris | Junior champ makes main draw as qualifiers determined

On Thursday, Linda Noskova, the reigning junior champion at Roland Garros, became the youngest woman to qualify for the French Open in Paris since 2009, joining 8 others to make it into the main draw, while the remaining hopefuls await the outcome of their 3rd-round...
Tennis News, Tennis Results, Live Tennis Scores & Interviews

London | Tennis and sports stars unite to launch #Rally4Grenfell

Everyone Active, operator of Westway Sports & Fitness Centre in partnership with Westway Trust, is launching a new fundraising campaign to support those affected by the Grenfell Tower disaster. The #Rally4Grenfell campaign will see up to 1,500 local primary school children descend upon Westway Sports & Fitness Centre on Tuesday 19th June to take part in a tennis festival to commemorate the first-year anniversary of the disaster.

As we come to mark one year since the tragic events of Grenfell, we wanted to commemorate the community spirit during this difficult time. Our community came together in an incredibly powerful way following the Grenfell Tower fire and you could see that every day in the number of volunteers and donations that surrounded Westway Sports & Fitness Centre. Ian Ling - General Manager, Everyone Active

Everyone Active will also be launching a two-month online charity auction which will include a whole range of specially-donated items, from people across sports and showbusiness. Items up for grabs include; a signed match shirt from tennis star, Sir Andy Murray, one pair of hospitality tickets to the Nitto ATP Finals 2018, one pair of corporate hospitality tickets to watch Arsenal play at the Emirates, a badminton masterclass with Gail Emms MBE and a Strength & Conditioning session with Sir Andy Murray’s fitness trainer, Matt Little. The online auction will run from 21st May until the 21st July 2018 and people can either donate a prize, bid on a prize or buy an official #Rally4Grenfell wristband. Visit the auction website here.

You can donate money by texting RFGC99 £3, £5 or £10 to 70070 or visit the #Rally4Grenfell JustGiving website: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rally4grenfell

All proceeds raised from the auction and tennis festival will go to the British Red Cross London Fire Relief Fund, to provide financial support to the people left injured, bereaved or homeless by the Grenfell disaster.

 

“As we come to mark one year since the tragic events of Grenfell, we wanted to commemorate the community spirit during this difficult time. Our community came together in an incredibly powerful way following the Grenfell Tower fire and you could see that every day in the number of volunteers and donations that surrounded Westway Sports & Fitness Centre,” says Everyone Active General Manager, Ian Ling.

“We hope that by launching the Rally4Grenfell auction we can raise vital funds for British Red Cross London Fire Relief Fund to help support those left injured, bereaved or homeless by the Grenfell disaster. Sport has an incredible ability to bring people to together and can play a huge role in the healing process. Our tennis festival will provide local school children with a great opportunity to come together and learn a new skill. We look forward to welcoming the community through our doors for this event and hope to make it a real success for everyone to enjoy.”

“The Grenfell Tower has been instrumental throughout my own childhood and this disaster has had a galvanising effect on our community,” says Hamid El-Ouahabi, Sports Mentor at Oxford Gardens Primary School. “Since that day our community has come together on so many different levels through relief, strength, courage and justice. We will never forget those lives lost, particularly those students from our primary school. Sport has the power to uplift people’s spirits and we hope this event will bring our community closer as we remember everyone affected.”

Stephen Wren, Director of Sport and Leisure at Westway Trust, said:
“Westway Sports & Fitness staff worked tireless in the hours and days following the fire to support those affected and I know that many of them were deeply affected by the experience. I also personally witnessed the incredible support that the British Red Cross gave to the relief effort for which I am very grateful. This is a wonderful initiative and the funds raised can have a real impact of the lives of people living in North Kensington.”

Simon Lewis, Head of Crisis Response at the British Red Cross, said:

“The tragic events of last year saw one of the largest humanitarian responses by the British Red Cross here in the UK since World War Two. In the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire we deployed more than 630 volunteers, to support over 1700 people who were left injured, bereaved, or homeless as a result of the fire. Through the enormous generosity of the public we raised £7.3m for the victims and their families. The Westway Sports & Fitness Centre was a vital hub for us to co-ordinate our response last summer, and we are incredibly grateful for their continued support through the Rally4Grenfell event. Money raised will help us continue to support those affected.”

 






Previous

Next

2 Comments

  1. Cristian

    What is the website address for the online auction please?

    Reply

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.