“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.