The Queen’s Club Foundation is delighted to announce that in the summer we awarded 28 new grants. In total 17 organisations and 11 players have been given a grant to assist them in their own unique ambitions and goals.
The Queen’s Club Foundation is committed to supporting a variety of projects across the entire breadth of the country. As such, in this funding round we have awarded a grant to Arnside Tennis Club, located in Cumbria, for them to run tennis for children in the local community over the summer holidays. While, in contrast we have given grant to Hampshire County Squash Association for them to expand their junior squash programme aimed at getting more children playing squash.
As a charity we want everyone to have an equal opportunity to access sport. Therefore, we are thrilled to supporting The Change Foundation project aimed at providing tennis and leadership skills to young people living with disabilities. This project will enable these young people to bring tennis back to their local communities and share the skills that they have learnt.
One of the key aims of the Foundation is to support individuals to achieve their full potential, whatever their level and ambition. After the success of supporting Metro Blind Sport’s VI tennis sessions for the past 12 months, QCF are delighted to now be supporting two visually impaired players. Ivan and Ewan are two of the best VI players in the country, and we are so thrilled to help them reach the next stage in their careers.
As the official charity of The Queen’s Club, the Foundation is committed to supporting all the four racket sports of Queen’s. Consequently, we are excited to have the opportunity to support Hampton’s Court Real Tennis schools’ programme. They will be inviting local secondary state schools to have introductory taster sessions at Hampton Court, and also be starting a beginners programme linked to the Duke of Edinburgh Award. We are also excited to have the opportunity to support our first rackets player, Tom Billings. As part of his grant with QCF Tom is committed to promoting the sport of rackets and to help the sport grow to the next generation of younger players.
We wish all of our grantees the best for the coming year, and are excited to share with you their progress and stories. For the latest news be sure to keep an eye on our social media channels and follow us @QueensClubFdn.
- Tom Billings (Rackets)
- Ali Loke (Squash)
- Ellie (Squash)
- Jack Jung (Disability Tennis)
- Ivan Rodriguez Deb (Visually Impaired Tennis)
- Ewan Hayward (Visually Impaired Tennis)
- Lauryn John-Baptiste (Tennis)
- Ranah-Akua Stoiber (Tennis)
- Kyle Hughes (Tennis)
- Phoenix (Tennis)
- Julia-Janelle (Tennis)
- Bromley Cricket Club (Squash)
- Hampshire Squash County Association (Squash)
- Capitol Squash and Rackets, St Helens (Squash)
- Swavesey Squash Club (Squash)
- Arnside Tennis Club (Tennis)
- Barons Court Project (Tennis)
- Choice International (Tennis)
- Melbourne Tennis Club (Tennis)
- Mid Sussex Active (Tennis)
- North Tyneside Disability Forum (Tennis)
- Premier Tennis (Tennis)
- The Change Foundation (Tennis)
- Youth Matters New Mills (Tennis)
- Hurlingham Academy (Squash)
- Hampton Court (Real Tennis)
- Shooters Hill Lawn Tennis Club (Tennis)
- Georgians Tennis in the Parks (Tennis)