NEW

Stosur becomes a Mum

Australia’s Samantha Stosur announced on Instagram on Monday that her partner, Liz, has given birth to their baby daughter, Genevieve, over the coronavirus lockdown.

Clijsters comeback resumes at World TeamTennis

World TeamTennis (WTT) kicked off its 3-week season on Sunday, as the world of professional tennis moves forward in the United States despite the coronavirus outbreak, and with Kim Clijsters looking to continue her comeback after 8 years off the tour.

Boulter keen to work off cake

As tennis inches its way towards a long awaited restart of the two main professional tours in August, a number of exhibition events have taken place to provide players with opportunities to shake off some of the match rust caused by the four month long Coronavirus...

Berrettini ‘Hammers’ home to inaugural UTS title

Matteo ‘The Hammer’ Berrettini snatched the Ultimate Tennis Showdown title on Sunday in the south of France, outlasting Stefanos ‘The Greek God’ Tsitsipas in the final after saving 2 match points in sudden-death to capture the experimental invitational.

Tsitsipas tops UTS League ahead of play-offs

'The Greek God', Stefanos Tsitsipas, consolidated his lead at the top of the Ultimate Tennis Showdown standings on Saturday with a win over David ‘The Wall’ Goffin, the player he will meet again in a semi-final re-match on Sunday.

Rublev wins THIEMSs7 title

On a rain-interrupted Saturday in the Austrian Alps, Russia’s Andrey Rublev battled past Dominic Thiem, 6-2 5-7 [10-8], to win the THIEMs7 presented by Soccercoin invitational tournament in Kitzbühel, avenging the defeat at the hands of the local hero in straight sets...

WTA still hopeful China swing can take place

No 'final decision' has been made by China on cancelling events, the WTA says, despite authorities calling off most international sports events in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Thiem battles past Bautista Agut into final

Dominic Thiem booked his place in the final of his own tournament after battling back from a set down to score a semi-final win over Roberto Bautista Agut in Kitzbühel on Friday.

Wimbledon’s prize money payout

Prize money set aside for this year’s Championships at Wimbledon will be distributed to those players who were set to take part at this year’s cancelled tournament, the AELTC announced on Friday.

Wimbledon makes further donations

Marking what would have been the second week of The Championships, the AELTC is donating 70,000 Championships tennis balls and towels to the LTA for its ‘Play Your Way’ campaign as part of The Club’s contributions to the recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19)...
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.