Dan Maskell Tennis Trust
Serving Tennis to Disabled People

Andrew Penney’s Journey Back to Tennis

DMTT recently supported Andrew Penney’s “Journey Back to Tennis” with a grant towards a tennis wheelchair.

15 year old Andrew, a sport teenager keen on tennis and cricket was left using a wheelchair after forgetting how to walk due to amnesia triggered when he suffered extreme pain after a routine operation back in October 2018.

He was later diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, allodynia, with post-traumatic stress disorder from the trauma ‘wiping’ his memory of the last 14 years of his life, with his mother Linda explaining: ‘He was in such severe pain and was misunderstood which caused his mental health to deteriorate.’

Andrew has recently featured in the national press – you can read his full story here and his YouTube video is featured on DMTT’s YouTube Channel

Andrew is now playing wheelchair tennis and is a member of the LTA’s National Wheelchair Tennis Programme and all of us at DMTT wish him well for the future.

Major Online Auction Launched in Conjunction with eBay

From Thursday 24th August – Sunday 3rd September, DMTT is running an online auction on eBay to raise funds for our grant funding programme for people with disabilities who play tennis.