Leamington Real Tennis Court Club to host charity ball

Tom Gilbert of Leamington Real Tennis Club and guests Stella Brotherston, Mia Brotherston and Harry Rowley
Tom Gilbert of Leamington Real Tennis Club and guests Stella Brotherston, Mia Brotherston and Harry Rowley

Leamington Real Tennis Court Club is set to host a dazzling Venetian masquerade this month when its hosts a charity ball in aid of Acorns Children’s Hospice and Warwickshire Disability.

The historic venue in Bedford Street plans to transform its court into a marquee for the event, which will take place on Saturday May 21 at 7pm.

Organiser Henry Byron, chairman of tennis for the club, said: “Every year the Real Tennis Club hosts a ball and after the success of last Autumn’s charity afternoon tea, which raised more than £5,000 for both charities, we wanted to continue to show our support.

“Our charity committee is now working hard to find sponsors and supporters for the ball, which will start with Prosecco and canapés, served in a suitably Venetian setting, and go on to include a three course meal and live entertainment from The Empire Band.

“Tickets are already on sale, and we’re keen to hear from any local businesses wanting to take advantage of sponsorship opportunities to promote their services and support the event to help us boost the funds we raise for these two very deserving charities further.”

Tickets for the ball cost £65 each, and can be purchased from the club by calling 424977.

All proceeds will be divided between both causes equally.