Bubwith Tennis Club’s smashing event to raise funds for air ambulance

A tennis club is set to serve up a marathon event to support the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Thursday, 20th May 2021, 11:05 am
The 24-hour Tennis Marathon will take place at Bubwith Tennis Club on Saturday, June 19.

Bubwith Tennis Club will be encouraging people to serve and volley their way around the clock during a 24-Hour Tennis Marathon fundraiser.

Starting at noon on Saturday, June 19, and finishing at noon the next day, the charity event will be raising funds for the Ythe life-saving charity, as well as the club itself.

The Friends of Bubwith School – more commonly known as FOBS – will also be present, selling cakes and refreshments, with the proceeds from these sales going towards their work with the village’s primary school.

Taking place for the third time, this event returns following a year’s absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and organisers are hoping that it will be bigger and better than ever, with non-members, players from other local clubs and the general public too all invited.

Committee member and one of the event organisers, Lizanne Southworth, said: “It is great to see the event return. It promises to be a lot of fun and it would be brilliant to see lots of non-members getting involved too. The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an amazing cause that is of huge importance across the entire region, so we want to raise as much as possible.”

Rob Scott, East Yorkshire fundraiser for Yorkshire Air Ambulance, said: “We would like to thank Bubwith Tennis Club for choosing us as one of the principal beneficiaries for their 24-Hour Tennis Marathon and wish all the players the best of luck for the games.”

People can book a marathon session via the www.bubwithtennisclub.co.uk/24hr link.