Launch of tennis project
7th April 2015
Former British Davis Cup Captain and Tournament Director of the Road to Wimbledon, Paul Hutchins declared the launch of an initiative for Delhi’s poorest children at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association grounds today. The Wimbledon Foundation - Magic Bus Project is an exciting new programme to spur overall development of 2,000 children from marginalised backgrounds in Delhi using tennis and other sports.
Speaking about the partnership, Paul Hutchins said, “I am really pleased about this link between the Wimbledon Foundation and Magic Bus. It is exciting and pleasing for us to introduce tennis into the Magic Bus approach to bring children out of poverty. This activity will work well alongside our current involvement in India via the AITA with the Road to Wimbledon junior programme”.
The programme will pursue serious development goals such as getting children back to school, improving their learning outcomes and increasing understanding of areas such health practices, nutrition and the importance equal opportunities for girls and boys.
The Wimbledon Foundation, alongside the All India Tennis Association (AITA), is assisting in the delivery of the project by providing tennis training and advice in developing the tennis-related aspects of the Magic Bus approach. The Wimbledon Foundation is also providing full funding for this pilot project. The launch of this project builds on the success of the Road to Wimbledon in India, an All England Lawn Tennis Club initiative in partnership with HSBC and the AITA aimed at boosting the development of junior tennis in India.
For more information about the Wimbledon Foundation's support of Magic Bus, please contact Ellen on 020 7922 7717 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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