Raising Funds For The Albert Club Community Projects

Saturday 20th May 2023 1-6pm

We're hosting a Charity Open Day in partnership with Bright Ideas for Tennis

Open to all ages and abilities, the event takes place between 1 and 6pm and includes everything from tennis coaching with former pro and Davis Cup player Danny Sapsford, a speed gun competition, pickleball, and an exhibition match.

Coaching Sessions

Coaching sessions cost £10 per person and are split into specific groups throughout the afternoon. If you’d like to get involved, take a look at the schedule below and sign-up to the one that’s right for you: 

Please note that spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

What else? 

Coaching will be followed by 

A Speed Gun Competition (4.30 - 5pm)

An Exhibition Match (5 - 6pm) featuring Danny Sapsford and fellow coach Luke Milligan alongside two of the Albert’s top players. 

There’ll also be opportunities to play the increasingly popular Pickleball and you’ll have chance to hit the green for Bowls too.

Food and Drink

We’d love to see as many of you there as possible, even if you don’t fancy picking up a racket! Food and drink will be available to buy throughout the afternoon, and we’re offering a free hotdog to all U18s who’ve paid to play. What more could you want! 

About Bright Ideas for Tennis 

Co-Founded by Danny Sapsford, Bright Ideas for Tennis is a charity that provides clubs like ours with fundraising opportunities as well as hosting inclusive tennis programmes linked to SEN schools, individuals, and local community support groups. Its main aim is to help everyone feel empowered, accepted and to improve their overall wellbeing. 

About Danny Sapsford 

Danny played on the ATP Tour between 1987 and 1999. He reached a career high ATP singles ranking of 170 and 83 in doubles and represented Great Britain in the Davis Cup from 1990 to 1995. 

Danny competed in all 4 Grand Slams with his best performance coming at Wimbledon '99 where he made the Third Round before losing to eventual champion, Pete Sampras. In 1998, Danny became the Men’s National Singles Champion, and he also won the Doubles Event on three separate occasions. Wins during his career include Henman, Rusedski, Korda, Gilbert and Kuerten. After retiring, Danny became an LTA National Coach, overseeing a squad of boys who won European singles and doubles titles, Grand Slam and ITF World Doubles titles, and junior/senior National singles titles. Danny co-founded Bright Ideas for Tennis in 2013.

How will funds be used? 

Funds raised will go towards the Albert’s community projects, helping us to build on our mission of making tennis as accessible and inclusive as possible. 

Thanks for your support!