On Friday 28 June, Robyn Moore is calling in at Reigate Priory Lawn Tennis Club (RPLTC) as part of her challenge to hit 200,000 shots during the 30 days of June across 46 clubs from England, Scotland and Wales.
She is raising money for Breakpoint, a charity that provides free tennis activity sessions for people experiencing mental ill health, learning, sensory and physical disabilities, and general awareness of mental health issues – Robyn herself having been a victim of post-traumatic stress disorder following an assault. She has been on court for at least eight hours a day so far and on track to complete her challenge.
Robyn will also appear at Eastbourne and hit her final shots at the All England Club during the Wimbledon championships. Club Coach Russell Dykes said, “At Reigate Priory we have been running free sessions for Brooklands School, for children with special needs, since September 2017, as a result of the ‘I Play 30 Programme’ and we are delighted to be invited to help.”
RPLTC is one of the few remaining clubs in Surrey to have retained its grass courts. Film mogul J Arthur Rank (The Rank Organisation) was its first President, and on 22 June the club celebrated 100 years of tennis with a Centenary dinner.