Dan Maskell Tennis Trust
Serving Tennis to Disabled People

Special Olympics Success

The UK’s top disability sporting event took place in Sheffield in August, with more than 2,600 athletes competing across 20 events. Competitors took part from all over the UK – with a small delegation all the way from Australia – and thousands of friends and family members joined to watch the action at The Special Olympics National Games.

Within the throng of competitors were four athletes from the York Disability Tennis Network: Laura Campbell, William Farrow, Cameron Long and Matthew Brough.  All four had received individual coaching grants from DMTT and their Coach, Andy Crockett told us how important the grants had been:  “The DMTT grants proved to be invaluable in Sheffield.  All four of them worked so hard, especially in the fortnight leading up to the Games, and the results of your grant and their hard work speaks for itself!  We at York Disability Tennis Network are so proud of them all but we also recognise that with the help of DMTT and the Tennis Foundation, their results would have been so much harder to achieve.”

Here’s their results:

Laura Campbell – Gold – Ladies Singles

William Farrow – Gold – Mens Singles

Cameron Long – Silver – Mens Singles

Matthew Brough – Bronze – Mens Singles

Laura & Matthew – Gold – Mixed Doubles

William & Cameron – Gold – Mens Doubles

Remembering Dan Maskell

Combining the milestones of 30 years since he passed away and the 100th Anniversary of the Centre Court at Wimbledon, for which Dan is most remembered, we have created an opportunity for those who have memories of him or those that have benefitted from the Trust, to leave their tributes and messages.