Headstone Tennis Club has smashed expectations by raising £840 at its annual Macmillian Coffee Morning and Final’s Day.
Members wrapped up warm to brave the chilly temperatures at the HA2 club in Hillfield Close to enjoy a wide selection of homemade cakes, croissants, pastries and bacon rolls before feasting on some fantastic tennis – all from a safe, social distance.
In 2019, Macmillan raised £27.5m as people hosted coffee mornings all over the UK but COVID restrictions have played havoc with running events and generating much needed funds for cancer support this year. The club had to adapt plans late and bring in table service to adhere to changes around event catering by the government. Face masks were mandatory and restrictions on movement were brought in.
Waiters and waitresses kindly donated all their tips to help boost the funds raised for from the food sales.
The club, which is 110 years old, then hosted nine tennis finals with 13-year-old Natalia Kraus becoming the youngest ladies singles champion in the club’s history. Natalia also teamed up with Ayesha Khandwalla to take the ladies doubles title.
Like so many local clubs, Headstone has been heavily impacted by COVID-19. It reopened in May with several measures brought in to ensure tennis can be played safely and securely. Interested in coming to play? Do get in touch here.