Friday 6th October 2023
We are excited to be running a brand-new fund-raising event at the Club – a 24-hour Racquets Marathon! We were approached by member Andrew Hayward as he was keen to challenge himself to see if he could play tennis for 24 hours and raise some much-needed money for local charities. We thought it was a great idea and upon meeting him our owner and MD Matthew Towers decided he wanted to join in and play 24 hours of Squash!
The event will take place from Friday 6th October at 5pm through to Saturday 7th October at 5pm and we are fundraising for our new member-chosen charities FACES and St John’s School in Kempston. We hope to raise lots of money and already have a sponsor for the event who will match all donations, pound for pound, up to a maximum of £1,500, so please be generous!
As a lifelong “squash nut” I am (sort of!) looking forward to the challenge of trying to play squash for 24 hours, although I must admit it also has me slightly worried! Squash is a gruelling sport and 24 hours feels like a lonnnnnnnnng time! I hope the body stands up to it!
Anything you can donate to help us raise much needed funds for these two amazing local charities would be greatly appreciated. And if you want to jump on court with me, please follow the links below and book yourself a 1-hour slot!
Thanks in advance for your support!
I've played tennis since I was 3 and with my whole family being able to play to a good standard its easy to say that its always been in my blood. When I was younger, much younger I would play 5 setters for over 5 hours, but now I’m older, perhaps not as fit and a little more to carry around the court obviously I thought why not do 24 hours in one go! It will be tough but I know there are a great bunch at the Club and friends, colleagues and family will support the best they can.
Anything that can be donated either to play in the sessions or just to support me in my challenge will be appreciated. I look forward to playing some singles, doubles, mixed, anything goes and happy for any suggestions during the time slot.
Thank you for supporting this challenge and the great charities we are raising money for!
If you want to join Matthew and/or Andrew on court at some point during the 24 hours, you can donate AND book a playing slot. Full details of all the sessions and how to book can be found at www.clubtowers.com/24hoursofracquets or you can email Jo on email@example.com for more information.