2016

Great work happening at GIYM in Hounslow December 2016

Hounslow Schools Tennis Project

Give It Your Max is a National Tennis Charity that has been set up since 2005 to support the introduction and teaching of tennis to children aged 5 to 10 years old in state sector schools. A further goal is to increase tennis activity for young people in the local community.

Matthew Cattaway contacted the charity in early 2015 to ask for support to help increase participation at Lampton Park Tennis Courts, Hounslow. A plan was devised to offer some of the Primary Schools close to Lampton Park in-school curriculum-time tennis sessions. The Schools given the chance to become involved in the project were Wellington Primary, Westbrook Primary, Berkeley Primary, Cranford Primary and Heston Primary.

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GIYM appoints a new CEO November 2016

GIYM appoints a new Chief Executive

GIYM is pleased to announce that Abigail Tordoff has been appointed GIYM’s Chief Executive Officer effective 1 November 2016.   Abigail is a former professional tennis player, with over 15 years experience in the sports and entertainment business. 

  “Abigail’s many years of experience within tennis as well as her understanding of the challenges that GIYM faces as a charity made her the perfect candidate to help grow and develop our objectives and aims” said Michael Stotesbury, the founder of GIYM.

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New GIYM Programmes September 2016

GIYM Continues to Grow

GIYM is very excited to announce that, beginning in September, there will be four new GIYM programmes commencing – Hillingdon, Lambeth, Northampton and Sheffield. 

Hillingdon is run by GLL (Better) who manage our Barnet Programme and who very successfully ran our Paddington site for some ten years.  

Lambeth, which is under the management of Life Time Tennis and James Webber, has been delivering community tennis programmes in the South London area for nearly 8 years and has partnered with Lambeth Council and local schools to develop a Lifetime Tennis Community Tennis Club at Rosedale Playing Fields, which has five outdoor tennis courts. 

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Paddington Programme ends July 16

GIYM and the GLL team at Paddington Recreation Ground (PRG) have decided to part company in order to pursue their own activities, but only after a very successful period of collaboration spanning some four years.  

The GLL team at PRG and GIYM started up their partnership in 2012 with the aim of increasing junior tennis participation on the part of local school children. Through provision of quality, coached tennis sessions, targeted towards those who had not previously had an opportunity to be involved in the sport, the project ensured that thousands of school children benefitted from the chance to get on court. 

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