Inchcape Jaguar Land Rover Derby donates crucial tennis equipment to Ockbrook & Borrowash Lawn Tennis Club
On the 10th July, Inchcape Jaguar Land Rover Derby delivered, using a fully electric I-PACE, a car-full of tennis equipment to Ockbrook & Borrowash LTC, Derby and associated schools, as part of Jaguar’s partnership with The Championships, Wimbledon 2021 to establish the next generation of tennis talent.
The campaign kicked off in June with a surprise visit to Malmesbury Primary School’s playground by tennis ambassador Kyle Edmund and TV presenter, author and mental health advocate Frankie Bridge, replicating the famous grounds of SW19. Now, Jaguar UK’s tennis kit drop is touring the nation and Inchcape Jaguar Land Rover Derby is the latest to join in support.
This nationwide initiative by Jaguar engages with local schools and communities, donating tennis nets, rackets and balls that will encourage children partake in the physical activity recommended to help them recover from a year lost to the pandemic.
Marcus Jones, head of business at Inchcape Jaguar Land Rover Derby, said: “Like everyone in the country we’ve been transfixed by the action on the courts at Wimbledon this year, and we’re only too happy to share some of our enthusiasm with the local community. The last year has been especially hard on children, isolated from their friends and missing out on crucial learning and physical activity, so anything we can do to brighten their days and establish a lifelong hobby – or even career – is extremely valuable for us.”
James Middleton of Ockbrook & Borrowash LTC said: “We’re extremely grateful to the team at Inchcape Jaguar Land Rover Derby and to Jaguar UK for their support. This tennis equipment will bring real joy to our kids after a tough year and we’ll be keeping an eye out for the next Johanna Konta or Andy Murray in our ranks.”
Rawdon Glover, Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover UK added: “The recent pandemic has brought huge disruption to children and young people’s lives. In many cases children are much less active than before. With everything unlocking, we at Jaguar are wanting to encourage children to return to regular exercise and enjoy playing sport collectively. Through our partnership with The All England Lawn Tennis Club, we are proud to be delivering a national programme that will help build a tennis legacy to communities who need support the most.”