give it your max
give it your max

What is Giym

  • GIYM is a UK charity that pays for qualified tennis coaches to introduce and teach tennis to children aged between five and ten years old in the state sector
  • Arrange evening, weekend and holiday tennis clinics
  • Organise tournaments and provide programmes for the better and keener children to join tennis clubs to further their prospects
  • Supply schools with equipment such as kit bags (comprising a mini tennis net, tennis balls and rackets for use as part of schools or after-school activities).

How will children benefit

“Through ‘Give It Your Max’ the children have benefitted from increased levels of concentration, co-ordination and fitness.  It has also made a positive impact on the children’s behaviour during the school day”. Year 3 teacher at Camelot Primary School in Peckham.

“Getting more racquets into the hands of young children at an early age and giving them the opportunity to have coaching in a fun environment can only be a good thing for the game. Charities like GIYM do find young talented players who would otherwise not have had the opportunity to pick up a tennis racquet.  Anyone of these children might be future tennis champions.” Virginia Wade OBE, former Wimbledon ladies singles champion and ‘Give It Your Max’ Patron The prime purpose of ‘Give it your Max’ is to improve the lives of young people, who would not normally have the opportunity of playing tennis.

“Further benefit has been seen in areas where there is a youth gang culture where ‘Give It Your Max’ has given children a practical alternative and shown a new and positive approach to life.  In addition to the social and educational benefits ‘Give It Your Max’ has started to impact on youth tennis.  Eight year old Rachel Barnett from Reading, who was introduced to the game by ‘Give It Your Max’, is now considered to be one of the best in the country in her age group and there are a number of players with excellent potential in all the Centres.” Mike Stotesbury, Founder of GIYM.

What we have achieved 

  • Welcomed around 52,000 children into the scheme since 2005
  • Launched programmes in primary schools in Slough (Berkshire), Peckham (London Borough of Southwark), Mitcham (London Borough of Merton), Canterbury, Orpington and Deal (East Kent), Edgbaston (Birmingham), Paddington (London) and Aberdeen.
  • A number of children coached through GIYM are now playing competitive county level tennis
  • Currently launching programmes in Lewisham and Borehamwood.

Get in touch

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