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 a linked charity (1167866/1) which relies on annual donations and investment income. It is managed by the T&RA 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.