The Badgers Tennis Club in Kemp Town is taking part in a major charity tournament


TENNIS players from across the South East took part in an endurance event on the court to raise money for Dementia UK.

More than 60 clubs and 2,000 players across the country put their serves, volleys and forehands – and their stamina – to the test during the charity’s UK Tennis-a-thon.

Badgers Tennis Club in Kemp Town, Brighton was one of the local clubs that took part. Members of all ages grabbed their racquets for five enduring hours of fun-filled tennis.

Players raised over £700 after competing in nearly 200 matches in sweltering conditions.

Badgers member Phil Grant said: “Everyone had a fantastic time and speaking to all the players it was clear just how many people are affected by this horrible condition.

“We were delighted to be able to participate in and support this great charity.”

Holly Markham, regional fundraiser for Dementia UK South East, explained that there are over 900,000 people living with dementia across the country.

She said: “Dementia is a growing crisis.

“Unfortunately, almost all of us know someone who is affected. It’s been wonderful to have such phenomenal support from local community clubs like Badgers.

“The crucial funds they have raised will help Dementia UK continue to grow their specialist Admiral Nurse services which act as a lifeline for so many people affected by dementia.” The Badgers Tennis Club in Kemp Town is taking part in a major charity tournament

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