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NDLTC Charity Mixed Davis Cup

North Dulwich Lawn Tennis Club are hosting a Davis Cup style tennis tournament on Saturday 30th March to raise money for VICTA and Leukaemia UK. Each team has been assigned to one of 8 nations for the day and will dress up, bring along food and in the evening perform a karaoke song relevant to their country, so it should be an amazing event with 50-100 people in attendance and raising over £1000 for the charities. Non-members and guests are more than welcome to watch, eat, drink and party in the evening with a great raffle and bake sale. All the money raised from the event going towards two amazing charities: 1) VICTA – a charity which supports and empowers blind and partially sighted children and young adults in the UK. 2) Leukaemia UK – a charity which funds research into all blood cancers and offers essential care and facilities for blood cancer patients. NDLTC Charity Mixed Davis Cup Saturday 30th March 1pm-5pm + Evening Entertainment. £15 Entry Contact: ianpoole_92@msn.com

24 Hours In Roehampton with the Davis Cup

North Dulwich Lawn Tennis Club has recently been invited to participate in the Bright Ideas for Tennis 24 hour tennis marathon being played on 21/22 February 2015 at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton. With a number of other clubs, a team from NDLTC will be playing against 12 Davis Cup players; Danny Sapsford (founder of Bright Ideas for Tennis) will play for the entire 24 hr period, along with Stuart Rhodes (benefactor of Bright Ideas for Tennis). This will be the the second year that the marathon has taken place, but this is NDLTC’s first appearance. The tennis marathon is organised by Bright Idea for Tennis, a charity formed to allow tennis clubs to raise funds for their own projects. For the last few months NDLTC has been raising funds to contribute to the cost of resurfacing two shale courts at the club which are essentially unplayable during the winter months. The total cost of resurfacing the two courts is some £65,000. Funds raised from our participation in the 24 hour tennis marathon will …

North Dulwich Buzzing with Davis Cup Fever

The Davis Cup really did come to North Dulwich Lawn Tennis Club on Sunday 8th June. It was a memorable experience for all who came along, whether they were playing or just enjoying the glorious summer sunshine with a glass of Pimm’s and something from the barbecue. North Dulwich played host to two former Davis Cup players, Danny Sapsford and Andrew Richardson from Bright Ideas for Tennis. The day was a roaring success – starting with a coaching session for the 4 – 10 year olds, and culminating in an exhibition doubles match, followed by the drawing of the raffle prizes. Bright Ideas for Tennis operates to support tennis clubs across the UK increase their membership numbers, raise levels of participation and improve their playing facilities. The aim of the North Dulwich Bright Ideas for Tennis day was to raise funds to upgrade the club’s facilities and to allow the club to continue its coaching work. Working with North Dulwich’s own coaches Peter Wright, John Connolly and Chris Barker, Danny and Andrew put all age groups and playing …