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Tennis 26 Challenge: Help save the UK’s charities

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We are teaming up with the organisers of the biggest mass-participation sports events across the country to play our part in the national campaign to “Save UK Charities” – the 2.6 Challenge – alongside hundreds of other organisations and notable sporting personalities.

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in income through fundraising events. The Virgin Money London Marathon alone, which should have taken place on Sunday 26 April 2020, is the world’s biggest one-day fundraising event, which raised more than £66.4 million for thousands of charities in 2019. Many of these charities have had to reduce or stop services at a time when vulnerable members of society need them most; thousands of staff have been placed on furlough and many charities will not survive the next few months…

So we need your help - we are challenging you to take part in our very own 2.6 Challenge – the Tennis 26 Challenge – using just scrunched up paper as a tennis ball (or any other everyday ball-like object from around your home) can you keep a rally of 26 going using ONLY your hands?

Take a look at our demo video and take on the challenge ahead – share pictures or videos of your efforts on social media with the hashtags #twopointsixchallenge and #tennis26challenge, donate £6, and then nominate two friends or family to be the next in line to get involved.

We are encouraging donations to our charity partner StreetGames, helping them to harness the power of sport to create positive change in the lives of disadvantaged young people right across the UK. But every participant will be able to donate to their charity of choice too. Simply make your donation via your charity’s JustGiving page, accessible via the 2.6 Challenge website.

Please help us support this brilliant initiative in helping to save the UK’s charities. Get involved, donate, nominate.

Share your #Tennis26Challenge

Share your #tennis26challenge efforts and be sure to tag the LTA on Twitter (@the_lta), Instagram (@lta) and Facebook (LTA – Tennis for Britain)