Enderby Lawn Tennis Club gets in the pink for breast cancer

Club members, as well as family and friends, assembled at Enderby Lawn Tennis Club for a special afternoon of fun to raise money for the Breast Cancer Campaign.

Members and friends of Enderby Lawn Tennis Club pose for group picture

Apart from a nominal entry fee to take part the only stipulation was that everyone should wear pink!

The event, held in the afternoon of Bank Holiday Sunday (August 25th) attracted between 25 and 30 participants for a tournament comprising a number of different ‘tennis based’ games.

These included a session of ‘Cardio Tennis’  and a game called ‘Around the World’ where players line up at each side of the court and try and avoid hitting a ‘fault’. After taking their shot a player runs off around to the other side of the court to try again! There is a three-life limit, so as the player numbers reduce the game becomes more intense …not to mention physically exhausting!

For younger guests or those taking a break from the central activity on the courts there was always a game of swing-ball outside the club house.

After a slightly cloudy morning, the weather joined in the spirit of things and the sun began to shine through.

The Club’s social secretary, Mandy Orton, told the ‘EYE’ that the fundraising had been bolstered by ’50-50′ raffles and Mandy herself had raised £95 by holding a raffle amongst her work colleagues at British Gas.

Some photos from the day:

running 1

running 2

elt pink players 2

elt pink players 1

elt pink player

running 3

elt group on court

The event has so far raised in excess of £630. Well done to all involved.

 

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