Youngsters enjoy tennis sessions and help raise funds for two charities.
PUBLISHED: 06:55 08 December 2011
The first Saturday of December saw 15 young local tennis players take to the courts at Exmouth Tennis and Fitness Centre to raise funds for their tennis coaches' Marathon fundraising charities.
Gayle Hulland Tennis Development Officer at Exeter Tennis Centre, who will be running the 2012 London Marathon in aid of Bowel and Cancer Research, continues on her fundraising challenge by giving young tennis players the opportunity to be part of the action.
Liam Storey, Head Tennis Coach at Exmouth Tennis and Fitness Centre ran the New York marathon in November for ‘Kids Get Going’ so this match was a perfect opportunity to raise funds for both charities.
The youngsters, all eight years old and under, took part in the match, which saw Exmouth’s older and more experienced players winning overall. Exeter Tennis Centre was represented by Tommy Poli, George Daldorph, Jacob Rowe, Ethan Murray, Ed Sowden, Harvey Board, James Morris and Archie Kent. Exmouth’s players were Tommy Petitt, Zac Brown, Callum Kenny, Joe Cole, Josh Te Moananui, Joseph Breading and Sammy Pratt.
All the boys showed great skill on the courts and a sportsmanlike attitude throughout. The Exeter Team hopes to even the score on home turf for the return match in the New Year.
Gayle needs to raise over £2,000 for Bowel and Cancer Research so if you would like to help her achieve this goal, please visit www.justgiving.com/gaylehullandmarathon or bring your donations to All Saints Pre-School in Church road who are still fundraising for Gayle’s charity