General

Charitable Support

The Tennis & Rackets Association (T&RA)

The Tennis & Rackets Association (T&RA) was registered as a charity in 2016 as it fulfilled the critical requirements and its objects are entirely charitable.

The T&RA’s objects are restricted specifically to the advancement of amateur sport for the benefit of the public by the encouragement of participation in Tennis and Rackets through such means as the Trustees think fit including but not limited to:

  • acting as the governing body for Tennis and Rackets in the United Kingdom;
  • organising Tennis and Rackets tournaments and other events at which Tennis and Rackets are played
  • increasing participation in Tennis and Rackets by those under 18 years of age and by under-represented groups including those with disabilities; and
  • providing grants to clubs, schools and universities to assist in the provision of facilities for Tennis and Rackets.

The T&RA is an independent charity which relies on annual subscriptions, sponsorship, donations and investment income. It managed by a Board of Trustees who have responsibility for its accounts.

The T&RA makes grants towards the advancement of the games of Tennis and Rackets by assisting with the cost of training coaches, the repair and maintenance of courts, the building of new courts and encouraging more entrants to the games at school or university. Recently it has made grants towards the new court at Wellington College, support towards Tennis Court Lite and a grant approved to Harrow School, as well as training of new professionals and encouraging students at schools or universities without courts to learn Tennis or Rackets at a nearby location. Additionally the T&RA has invested in technology which is of benefit to all clubs. These grants are an essential ingredient in maintaining the health and prosperity of both games.

Donations are greatly welcomed and vital for ensuring this kind of support can continue.

As a charity, The T&RA can also benefit from reclaiming Gift Aid on any qualifying donation from a UK taxpayer, an ideal way to make your generous gift go ever further.

If you wish to make a donation, please contact the Chief Executive (executive@tennisandrackets.com) who will make the necessary arrangements.


You can download a Standing Order mandate below, which includes the provision for Gift Aid.

Standing Order Mandate

The Dick Bridgeman TRA Foundation (DBTRAF)

The Dick Bridgeman TRA Foundation was established in 1965. It is named after Dick Bridgeman, a man who did much to secure the future of the two games, and after whom one of the Rackets courts at Queen's is named. The DBTRAF now includes The Peter Kershaw Bursary Fund, as a result of Peter Kershaw’s generous legacy.

The DBTRAF is an independent charity which relies on annual donations and investment income. It is managed by Giles Pemberton, DBTRAF's honorary solicitor, who is a partner of Pemberton Greenish Solicitors, and its accounts are the responsibility of its Trustees.

DBTRAF makes grants towards the advancement of the games of Real Tennis and Rackets by assisting with the cost of training coaches, the repair and maintenance of courts and building of new courts and encouraging more entrants to the games at school or university. This is an essential ingredient in maintaining the health and prosperity of both games.

As a charity, DBTRAF can also benefit from reclaiming Gift Aid on any qualifying donation from a UK taxpayer, an ideal way to make your generous gift go ever further.


You can download a Standing Order mandate below, which includes the provision for Gift Aid.

Standing Order Mandate

Alternatively you can donate on-line via MyDonate


Benefactors

Benefactors can now make a £250 donation below.


Legacies

Legacies can be left to the T&RA and, as a registered charity, are free of Inheritance Tax. It is always best to seek the advice of your solicitor, but suggested wording for a legacy to the T&RA in your will or by codicil is:

"I give and bequeath to the Tennis & Rackets Association Limited (Registered Charity No 1167866) the sum of £........... free of all inheritance tax, such sum to be applied to the general purpose of the said charity and I DECLARE that the receipt of any person who purports to be the Treasurer, Secretary, Trustee or other proper officer of the Charity shall be a complete discharge to my trustees"


The Tennis and Rackets Association is grateful for the sponsorship and support of:

Logo - Tennis and Rackets
Lead Sponsor for Tennis
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Lead Sponsor for Rackets