Four-hour rally for courts crusaders

Members of Stocksbridge Tennis Club,Linden Cres,Stocksbridge, taking part in a sponsored tennis rally to raise funds to replace its courts or the club may have to fold.
Members of Stocksbridge Tennis Club,Linden Cres,Stocksbridge, taking part in a sponsored tennis rally to raise funds to replace its courts or the club may have to fold.
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TENNIS lovers donned fancy dress and took to the clay for a four-hour marathon - as part of a campaign to save their courts.

The sponsored rally took place at Stocksbridge Tennis Club and was backed by city Wimbledon Winner Jonny Marray.

Members of the tennis club made a racket when they discovered their courts needed resurfacing but there was no money for the work.

They have clubbed together to try to raise the funds.

Chairman Martin Jackson said: “It was a great day and I hope we will have raised around £3,000.
“Around 70 people took part and some of them were in their seventies.”

Wimbledon doubles winner Marray, 31, donated raffle prizes to the cause and sent a message of support.

The club is now planning a fundraising quiz, collections at Stocksbridge Co-op, and is seeking corporate sponsors and individuals to become friends and patrons of the club.