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                                                      What We Do


The Tennis First Charitable Trust (Tennis First) is an independent registered charity (no.1075649) and helps young players throughout the UK who, in our opinion, have all the attributes required and are dedicated to fulfilling their potential of reaching a senior world ranking of 250 and better.Currently there are only 4 men and 6 women from Great Britain who are inside the world's top 250. 

Tennis is arguably the most expensive game in which to develop to a high level as a professional player and many families find the financial demands a real burden. Our aim is to give as many players as possible the opportunity to achieve their potential which they might otherwise not have. Tennis First awards grants for coaching and training, and more importantly, for the expenses incurred in competition which after the age of 12 will almost certainly involve international travel.

Our successes, with their highest world rankings in brackets, include Anne Keothavong (48)  Alex Bogdanovich (108) Naomi Cavaday (174) Josh Goodall (184) Naomi Broady (185) and Dan Cox (245). Check out the players currently receiving help from Tennis First here.

Tennis First could not operate without the help of many individuals and organisations who support us. The trustees are immensely grateful to all those who contribute support, but in particular to the LTA and the Wimbledon Foundation. Other notable supporters are listed here and elsewhere on our site you will find opportunities for individual support which we hope you will take.

 



 


Grateful thanks to our supporters