The 24 Hour Marathon returned in style, following an enforced break in 2020, by smashing all expectations and exceeding its target by more than tripling our previous best tally, which has resulted in over £1,800 being donated to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Starting at noon on Saturday 19th June, the on-court action continued until noon on Sunday 20th June (plus a bonus hour or so), with money raised being split between the club and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Participants ranged in age from 5 to 86, all keen to support the two main causes.
The event saw 24 hours of continual play on the courts. Various activities took place from junior coaching from I Can Play Tennis Ltd to a friendly, yet competitive, doubles’ tournament.
A few hardy players braved the rain through the early hours of Sunday morning before others ‘enjoyed’ a Drill Tennis session with Jill Rounce as the sun began to rise. Rounding off the proceedings with superb levels of tennis on display, a National Premier League fixture between Bubwith and David Lloyd York saw our men nick a victory in an extremely close match.
In total, an impressive 139 hours of tennis were clocked up over the club’s three courts in the 24-hour period.