The Queen’s Club Foundation are delighted to announce we have received the LTA Middlesex Tennis Disability Award for 2020. The Virtual Awards Evening took place on Thursday 4th March 2021 with over 150 attendees on zoom, which was a great turnout. The evening started with photos on the screen from Middlesex Tennis over the past year. Our Award was 5th on the line up and whilst being announced photos from the projects were shown on the screen.
John Love, from Middlesex Tennis, presented the award by saying: “The Queen’s Club Foundation have been responsive, showing a willingness to fund innovative and creative projects during 2020 and support a range of organisations working in partnership to support play and new activity ideas.”
We won the Award for supporting 3 key projects over the past year: All three projects had inclusion at the core; the funding supported players with physical disabilities, visually impaired players and people with complex mental health conditions.
- Choice International return to wheelchair tennis camp held at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on 23 August.
- Barons Court Project pop up tennis in Hammersmith for the homeless and people with complex mental health conditions.
- Metro Blind Sports tennis sessions at Islington Tennis Centre for blind and partially sighted players.
Our Chairman Baroness Amanda Sater accepted the Award on behalf of the Foundation: “Thank you so much to Middlesex Tennis for this Award. We are honoured and delighted to be recognised in this way. It has been very difficult times for disabled people with isolation and we are delighted to have been able to support these organisations.”
Thank you to all those running the projects we have supported, you have really made a difference to individual lives at this very difficult time. The Foundation looks forward to supporting more players in tennis in the future.
Please keep an eye out on our website for details of our grant funding rounds.