Forrester Boyd Chartered Accountants and Williamsons Solicitors are to sponsor a new three-year programme at Nuffield Tennis Academy in Hull.
As a Lawn Tennis Association accredited performance centre, the academy offers both excellent facilities and experienced coaches who provide a junior programme which is recognised as being one of the best in the country with multiple international players emanating from the centre.
Forrester Boyd Chairman and Partner Mike Beckett said: “I am delighted to be able to support this fantastic initiative alongside Williamsons. Nuffield Tennis Academy has such a great reputation for nurturing some of the region’s top tennis stars. This schools outreach programme will help to introduce tennis to children at a ‘grass roots’ level. The health and mental wellbeing benefits associated with sporting activities cannot be under-estimated and are hugely important now, more than ever, which is why Forrester Boyd was really happy to be involved with this project. I really hope that the Academy can encourage more children into taking up tennis or other sporting activities.”
Neil Waterhouse, Operations Director & Company Secretary at Williamsons Solicitors, added: “Williamsons has a long history of supporting local charities and community ventures, and so were delighted to team up with Forrester Boyd in supporting Nuffield Tennis Academy in this important local initiative.
“This is an excellent opportunity for school children across the area to try something new, which they would perhaps not normally have access to.”
The sponsorship of the three year programme will enable coaches at the tennis academy to deliver free tennis coaching sessions to Key Stage 1 pupils across the region of Hull and East Riding. David Kitchen, who is leading the programme at the academy said: “We are extremely grateful to Forrester Boyd and Williamsons for their support of our schools outreach programme.
“Their support means we can achieve our long-term goal for the programme which is to ensure that every primary school pupil in Hull and East Riding has had a taste of tennis.”