Tennis club raises more than £1000 for charity

Wall Heath Tennis Club has raised more than £1,000 in support of Robyn Moore's challenge to play 200,000 tennis shots across 30 days to raise money for charity.

With Robyn now nearing the end of her challenge and hoping to smash her target, the Dudley-borough club has added up all the donations and money raised by the club to reach a grand total of £1,231.

This money will be added to Robyn's total raised for her chosen charity, Bright Ideas for Tennis charity. Funds will be used to expand its 'I Play 30' programme, which already provides free tennis sessions for people with learning, sensory and physical disabilities.

With the extra funds, the programme will include sessions for mental health groups as well as support for ex-service personnel suffering from PTSD and amputees in their rehabilitation.

Robyn suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and over the course of the month will play a minimum of eight hours a day, hitting the ball five million metres to represent one metre for every adult in the UK experiencing mental ill health.

As well as raising money for charity, Robyn hopes to raise awareness about how tennis and sport can help improve people's mental wellbeing. Wall Heath Tennis Club was one of a specially selected group of clubs chosen across the country to host Robyn as she took on the challenge, which started back on June 1 at her home club in Hampshire.

The club organised lots of activities including a raffle and an adults and children's tournament to help raise money for the worthy cause. Adrian Hyde, club chairman, said:

"It was a privilege to welcome Robyn and the team as they embarked on their journey to raise awareness and much needed funds to help continue the wonderful work of Bright Ideas for Tennis.

"Despite being a small club, we were blown away by the support given from the local community and we couldn't be prouder of how much money they helped to raise.

"Lots of people helped to make Robyn's day in Wall Heath a success including the young people from local schools who did a fantastic job making sure Robyn was fed balls continually as well as the many friends and members of the club who worked so hard to make the day a success, particularly Lorna Harris who was instrumental in the event taking place and the amount raised.

"We wish Robyn all the very best in the final week of the challenge and we're sure she'll have earned a well deserved rest on July 1."

The club continues to support the community and for its latest news on activities such as children's summer camps visit


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