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Joy as tennis club donation serves up funds for players with disabilities

23rd March 2018

Viridor’s £500 donation to Purley Bury Tennis Club in Surrey is encouraging everyone to pick up a racquet, regardless of age or disability.

The donation will be used to set up professionally coached sessions for new disabled players.

The first session has now successfully taken place, which has already managed to attract 13 new young budding tennis stars to the club.

Michael Vaughan, Chairman of Purley Bury Tennis Club, said: “I started playing tennis aged 39 and, now aged 69, I play virtually every day.

“I am inspired by our juniors coming through the ranks, the seniors that play in all weathers, our social rota players and, more recently, our new disabled players.

“Since launch, we have managed to provide professionally coached sessions for up to 40 disabled players weekly, all of them new to the game.

“We thank Viridor for the donation and kind support.”

The club has also taken part in Danny Sapford’s Bright Ideas for Tennis 24 hour tennis marathon and a skydive, in a bid to secure enough funding to encourage new disabled players to try something new.

The funds raised by the tennis club and Viridor will provide at least 13 weeks of professional tennis coaching.

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