Auction of promises

Listed below are a number of “Auction Lots” that have been donated by individuals who have generously given either their time or equipment.  The money raised will be used to help develop young people in the sport and support tennis in the County for all ages and abilities. Your contributions will be vital to help ensure that tennis in Sussex will succeed.

Lot Number 1

A once in a lifetime experience – A game of tennis for a maximum of 3 people with Anne Clark at the iconic All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon with tea served in the members tea room after the match. 

Date restrictions may apply, the match cannot take place during the Wimbledon Championships (access to various areas within the club will be subject to availability on the day)

Date to be arranged

Offered by the Chair of Tennis Sussex – Anne Clark

Latest bid by Tim Ornellas £350

What would be your best bid?

Send your bid to julie.goldin@tennissussex.com

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Lot Number 2

A once in a lifetime opportunity to have a 1 hour lesson or a hit with former British Number 1 Greg Rusedski.     Date and venue to be agreed.

Greg was the British No. 1 in 1997, 1999 and 2006, and reached the ATP ranking of world No. 4 for periods from 6 October 1997 to 12 October 1997 and from 25 May 1998 to 21 June 1998.[2]

In 1997, he was the US Open finalist, which led to him receiving the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award and the ITV Sports Champion of the Year Award. Also, he scored 30 wins and 13 losses with the Great Britain Davis Cup team.

Offered by Greg Rusedski

Latest bid by Anonymous £380

What would be your best bid?

Send your bid to julie.goldin@tennissussex.com 

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Lot Number 3

A once in a lifetime opportunity to have a 1 hour lesson or hit with British Tennis Coach Nigel Sears.  Date and venue to be agreed

Nigel Sears  is a British tennis coach, best known for coaching former top five players Amanda CoetzerDaniela Hantuchová and Ana Ivanovic during his long career. He is currently the coach of Anett Kontaveit.[

Offered by Nigel Sears

Latest bid by Simon Phillips £400

What would be your best bid?

Send your bid to julie.goldin@tennissussex.com 

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Lot Number 4

A behind the scenes tour at The All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon for up to 4 people.

This will be a day you will never forget,  you will get to see behind the scenes of the world’s most prestigious tennis venue.

This is not the Wimbledon tour open to the public but something much more bespoke

Date restrictions may apply and the tour cannot take place during the Wimbledon Championships (access to various areas within the club will be subject to availability on the day)

Date to be agreed

Offered by the Chair of Tennis Sussex – Anne Clark

Latest bid by Jacob Kelly  £300

What would be your best bid?

Send your bid to julie.goldin@tennissussex.com 

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Lot Number 5

Either a 1.5 hour hit (including doubles) or a 1.5 hour lesson with Julie Hobbs who won 27 ITF titles as a professional reaching number 67 in the World at doubles.

Julie is the head coach at Pavilion & Avenue looking after a team of 5 coaches.

Offered by Julie Hobbs

Latest bid by Simon Phillips – £150

What would be your best bid? 

Send your bid to julie.goldin@tennissussex.com 

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Lot Number 6

1 Junior squad place with a 1 hour session per week for a half term block (6 weeks) at Pav & Ave Tennis Club (hopefully starting in September)

Offered by Julie Hobbs

Latest bid by Penny Bugden – £100

What would be your best bid?

Send your bid to julie.goldin@tennissussex.com 

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Lot Number 7

A tennis photo-shoot of your child /children in action. A selection of digital images will be presented to you. Plus 1 framed A4 Photograph.

Offered by Chris Neighbour

Latest bid by Jacob Kelly  £100

What would be your best bid?

Send your bid to julie.goldin@tennissussex.com 

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Lot Number 8

A 25 shot clay pigeon lesson for two people on a day to be agreed at Mill Farm Shooting Ground, Hankham, Eastbourne

Offered by Steph Trill

Latest bid by Paul Wedge  £200

What would be your best bid?

Send your bid to julie.goldin@tennissussex.com 

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Lot Number 9

A 1.5 hour hit with Kate Smith (singles or doubles) – Level 3 tennis coach delivering coaching to both adults and children of all levels

as well as providing regular hitting for junior performance players. Kate was also the U18 Girls Assistant Captain and Sussex County Ladies Player.

Offered by Kate Smith

Latest bid by Penny Bugden £100

What would be your best bid?

Send your bid to julie.goldin@tennissussex.com 

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Lot Number 10

A one hour hit with Julian Cash at a venue to be agreed

Julian was Junior national champion in 2012, competed at Junior Wimbledon in consecutive years and was British No1 Junior in 2014.
He reached No 1 in doubles in US college and 16 in singles. 3 time All American
3 pro doubles titles since turning pro and Highest ranked professional player in Sussex.

Offered by Julian Cash

Latest bid by Elliott Stevens  £100

What would be your best bid?

Send your bid to julie.goldin@tennissussex.com 

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Lot Number 11

A TenX professional racket (303gms)The racket is match used but is still in excellent condition.

Offered by Julian Cash

What would be your best bid?

Send your bid to julie.goldin@tennissussex.com 

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Lot Number 12

A day pass for 2 at the Wickwoods County Club including lunch or dinner (drinks not included)

Date to be arranged

Offered by the Wickwoods Country Club

Latest bid by Sue Daunt £100

What would be your best bid?

Send your bid to julie.goldin@tennissussex.com

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Lot Number 13

5 re-strings for your rackets during a 2 year period FOC plus a stringing consultation(certain restrictions on strings and delivery)

with the stringing master – Steve Bloomfield.

Steve is currently one of just 13 stringers in the UK to be working as a Master Racket Technician with the US Racket Stringers Association. He is happy to offer help and advice about all aspects of racket and strings to any players in the County – a chat will never cost anything but could prove invaluable.

Offered by Steve Bloomfield

Latest bid by Russell Pelling £50

What would be your best bid?

Send your bid to julie.goldin@tennissussex.com

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Lot Number 14

Babolat Package to include:

1 x Racket (The racquet is the Babolat Pure Strike 16×19 which is the frame that Dominic Theim to win his first grand slam at this years US Open)

1x Tennis Bag

2 x sets of strings

2 x cans of balls

2 x packs of grips

1 x towel

1x cap

1 x pack of wristbands

Offered by John Richards at Babolat

Latest bid by Tim Cording £220

What would be your best bid?

Send your bid to julie.goldin@tennissussex.com

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Lot Number 15

Signed racket from Joe Salisbury

He became the fourth British player to win a Grand Slam title in men’s doubles in the open era, when he won the 2020 Australian Open with Rajeev Ram. His other career highlights include reaching the semifinal at the 2018 Wimbledon Championships with Frederik Nielsen; and five ATP Tour titles.

Offered by Joe Salisbury

What would be your best bid?

Send your bid to julie.goldin@tennissussex.com

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Lot number 16

Signed racket from Katie Boulter

24 year old Katie Boulter has won 5 ITF singles title and 4 doubles titles reaching a ranking of 82 in the world.

She describes her best achievement as helping GB reaching the Fed Cup World Group 2.

Recently won the Progress Tour Championship at the NTC in July 2020.

Offered by Katie Boulter

What would be your best bid?

Send your bid to julie.goldin@tennissussex.com

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Lot number 17

Meet with Roger Taylor and his wife, Alison, at the Westside Tennis Club, Wimbledon (for a short hit and chat over a drink). Hear about some of Roger’s successes and catch a few hints. Chat (and/or hit) too with Alison Taylor, Head Coach at Westside Tennis Club who runs the Alison Taylor Tennis Academy. Alison has represented Canada in their Senior Teams.

Roger Taylor MBE is a famous British former tennis player. Born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Roger won 6 singles titles and 10 doubles titles during his career. He achieved success at several Grand Slam tournaments, reaching the quarter-finals of the French Open in 1973, the semi-finals of Wimbledon during the same year and winning back to back US Open Men’s Doubles titles in 1971 and 1972. He also enjoyed particular success in 1970, again reaching the semi-finals of Wimbledon, where he achieved a big upset win over defending champion Rod Laver en route, and the semi-finals of the Australian Open. Roger also reached the semi-finals at Wimbledon in 1967. His career-high ATP singles ranking was World No. 11, though he was ranked World No. 8 in 1970 before the ATP rankings began.

Offered by Roger Taylor and Alison Taylor

Latest bid by Steve Davies £100

What would be your best bid?

Send your bid to julie.goldin@tennissussex.com