Cranleigh is very excited to be participating in Bright Ideas for Tennis’ 24-hour tennis marathon.
Professional and former professional players will be taking it in turn to play against players from eight selected clubs – and eight of our members (David, Grant, Mel, Fiona, Nicola, Sharmani, Joel and Helene) have gallantly committed to get up for the ungodly hour of 4am to raise money for our new courts and grassroots tennis in general.
We have a thriving community tennis programme at Cranleigh, coaching children from aged 3 to adults and approx 300 players playing tennis every week, with links to local schools, South Thames College and the Aurora Centre. We are extremely passionate about increasing tennis participation and promoting healthy lifestyles in the local community.
We would like to raise funds to provide a better playing surface by repairing or replacing the courts with a different surface which would allow us to play safely all year around, without the wet or even ice in winter!
Also, head coach Grant Fellows is doing a Skydive on Friday 3rd March. This is not something he is looking forward to as he prefers to have his feet firmly on the ground, so any donations are very much appreciated!