Dan Maskell Tennis Trust
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Events Cancelled Due To Coronavirus

Please note that forthcoming events, the Dan Maskell Tennis Trust Celebrity Golf Challenge and the Recreational Wheelchair Doubles Event have been cancelled for 2020 and will be rearranged for 2021.

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Dan Maskell Tennis Trust and BLM announce partnership

Dan Maskell Tennis Trust and BLM are delighted to announce a new partnership whereby BLM becomes the official legal services partner to Dan Maskell Tennis Trust. In addition, BLM’s Private Wealth and Family Law team will sponsor the 2020 Recreational Wheelchair Tennis Doubles Event.

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New Ambassador – Abbie Breakwell

Our newest Ambassador is also our youngest. Abbie Breakwell, born 2003 has worn ankle foot orthotics since the age of 1 years old, due to the neurological condition Charcot Marie Tooth (CMT). However in 2016 Abbie was diagnosed with a second neurological condition Syringomelia that had caused Myelomalacia in the spinal cord and a spinal syrinx, she is a wheelchair user, but can walk very short distances.

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Grants awarded in 2019

The total number of applications considered this year was 131 with a potential spend of £86,000 allocated for the benefit of disabled tennis players. This is a 26% increase in the number of applications received.

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Dan Maskell Junior Wheelchair Team Competition

The inaugural Dan Maskell Junior Wheelchair Team Tennis Event took place alongside the British Tennis Junior Nationals at Nottingham Tennis Centre in August. This event is being supported by the Dan Maskell Tennis Trust, The Youth Sport Trust and the LTA.

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Elaine Paige OBE re-appointed as President

Not surprisingly there was an enthusiastic unanimous vote in favour of Elaine continuing her role as President of the Trust and she will commence a further 3-year term of office from 1st January. 2019 will be her 10th year.

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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.