About us

TENNIS FIRST

Tennis First is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (number 1173079), a charity registered with the Charity Commission. The charity operates two programmes: the Grants Programme and Get Ready! 

 

The Grants Programme grants aids young players (11-18) who in our opinion have all the attributes required to reach a senior world ranking of 250 and better. Historically there are c 30 grantees annually. So far 17 grantees have reached our target senior ranking, latterly including Emma Raducanu and Jack Draper. We are proud that there have been many, many more who have become serious players with an ATP/WTA ranking.

 

If you would like to make an application to the Grants Programme, click HERE.

 

Launched in 2022, Get Ready! Is a programme for 7-10 year olds. It is currently operating at 5 centres – Surbiton, Billericay, Swansea, Bolton and East of Scotland – as it seeks to verify the effectiveness of the programme before expanding. Get Ready! offers the prospect of more ‘internationally ready’ players and a stream of young players better equipped for a lifetime in tennis.

THE TEAM

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Ken Weatherley

Director​

+ 44 (0) 196 271 1491 
+ 44 (0) 797 629 9567

ken@tennisfirst.org.uk

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Candice Brittain

Executive Assistant 

+ 44 (0) 7885 781 869 

candice@tennisfirst.org.uk

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Carolyn Neale

Accounts

+ 44 (0) 7799 147 455

carolyn@tennisfirst.org.uk

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Abbie Probert

Social Media & Marketing​

+ 44 (0) 7764 407 036

abbie@tennisfirst.org.uk

TRUSTEES

GRANTS BOARD

AMBASSADORS