The Queen’s Club Foundation Announces First Ambassador
The Queen’s Club Foundation (“QCF”), the official charity of The Queen’s Club, is delighted to announce that professional ATP tennis player Dan Evans has agreed to be The QCF’s first Ambassador.
Dan is currently the GB number 2 and is also a member of the Great Britain Davis Cup Team.
Dan’s decision to become an Ambassador of the QCF resulted from his shared passion to increase access to tennis to all individuals, whatever their background or circumstances.
Dan is looking forward to supporting The QCF and helping to promote its outreach programmes opening up the sport to all.
The QCF delivers excellence in outreach across Hammersmith & Fulham and beyond with the mission of “improving lives through racket sports”. The charity provides free weekly tennis and squash classes for children in the local community, including inclusive classes for children with special educational needs and disabilities. In this past year alone, The QCF has worked with 502 children and young people and 22 adults, improving lives through racket sports.
Dan, originally from Birmingham, spoke in May 2023 about the need for the sport to do more for people from working class backgrounds and since has reached reach a career-high singles ranking of 21 in the world.
Dan Evans said: “When I was young, racket sports were a big part of my life. I played both tennis and squash most days from a very young age. The work being done by the team at The Queen’s Club Foundation is great and I am looking forward to supporting them in 2024 and beyond.”
Kate Maurici, Head of Foundation, said: “Dan is an inspirational athlete who shares our passion in making tennis a more accessible sport, which can be enjoyed by all. We are excited to work with Dan and his team and inspire more people to take up tennis and really feel that they belong in the sport”.