What a difference a day makes!

A sunny day in Dublin was the setting for the first Tennis for Africa fundraising event held in Ireland. Organised by Lansdowne Lawn Tennis Club (www.lansdowneltc.com), the tournament, open to all classes, attracted more than 180 players from more than fifteen Dublin tennis clubs. Five clubs generously provided courts to facilitate the large number of entrants, who played in a round robin format, followed by a semi-final and final for each class. 

The sunny weather contributed to the wonderful atmosphere and high spirits of all the participants. Players and friends later attended a superb reception in Lansdowne LTC, where winners were presented with their Tennis for Africa T-shirts by Julius Hubbard (TFA London), and where over 700 raffle tickets were sold. The very successful day was brought to a lively close by a disco, where players showed their best performance of the day on the dance-floor.

The day was made all the more enjoyable by the news that the total funds raised reached over 8,900 to support two Tennis for Africa Saint Egidius projects. The Irish spirit of generosity was shown further by the large collection of tennis equipment which will be sent to the Sierra Leone Tennis Association. 

On behalf of the Tennis for Africa Dublin Committee, we would like to extend our thanks to the generous support of our sponsors: 
Boutique Wines; Club Travel; Guinness; Liberty Asset Management; Orpen Franks Solicitors; TSB-Permanent;
and to the kind donations from Greystones Lawn Tennis Club, Elm Park Lawn Tennis Club and other private donors.

Also, the day would not have been possible but for the kind support from several Dublin tennis clubs, who offered us use of their facilities for the day: Claremont-Railway Union; CYM; Donnybrook LTC; Mount Pleasant; Lansdowne LTC (Greystones LTC; Shankhill LTC). 

We look forward to the second edition! 

David Roig -  Lansdowne Lawn Tennis Club

24th April 2004 . 

Local activities:
Raffle with tennis memorabilia, charity dinner.


LANSDOWNE LAWN TENNIS CLUB (David Roig) david@lansdowneltc.com


Fundraising for a school program in Mozambique; projects coordinated by the Community of Sant'Egidio


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