Give It Your Max, a UK Tennis Charity, is delighted to announce that British tennis star Heather Watson has joined the charity in the role of Player Ambassador.
Heather won her first WTA singles title in 2012 at the Japan Open which made her the first British female to win a WTA singles title since 1998. She has since won two further WTA titles and the Wimbledon Mixed Doubles title in 2016. She is a two time Olympian and has represented GB in Fed Cup on numerous occasions. Heather is a true competitor and a model of success.
Heather says, ‘I am so excited to be an ambassador of Give It Your Max! I am very passionate about being involved in the community, children and being able to give back.’
Abigail Tordoff, CEO of Give It Your Max, added; ‘We are thrilled to be adding to our family of ambassadors and welcoming Heather Watson as our first female player ambassador. Heather is a fantastic role model and is passionate about inspiring the young and helping those less fortunate. We are looking forward to getting Heather along to some of our programmes and events and showing her the work and progress that we’re making in the community and the fantastic impact that the sport of tennis is having on so many deserving children.’
About Give It Your Max:
Give It Your Max (GIYM) is a UK Tennis Charity which currently runs 20 in-school tennis programmes in some of the most deprived parts of the UK. Since the charity was founded in 2005 it has provided tennis opportunities to over 120,000 primary state school children. GIYM focuses on supporting children aged between 5 and 10, helping develop their social, physical and cognitive skills in a healthy, fun environment. Results from our recent data research project found that 97% of children say they feel more confident since starting GIYM sessions. Parents have seen a 60% increase in friendships and teachers have observed a 59% increase in their concentration levels in the classroom. GIYM coaches have noted a 71% positive impact on children’s physical wellbeing and 64% on the children’s mental wellbeing.