The Dan Maskell Tennis Trust was originally set up as part of the Tennis Foundation’s commitment to make tennis accessible to everyone. The Trust became an independent charity in 2010.
Its aims are to raise money to help disabled people to play tennis primarily, but not exclusively in the following areas:- wheelchair tennis, tennis for the deaf, tennis for people with learning disabilities and tennis for the visually impaired.
The Trust is named after the late Dan Maskell, the BBC TV commentator known affectionately as ‘the voice of Wilmbledon’.
Dan had a special empathy with disabled players and was awarded an OBE in 1945 for his work as the RAF’s first rehabilitation Officer.
The Trust’s role is to be a charitable provider of tennis wheelchairs and associated equipment/coaching bags as well as being the grant-aiding body for disability groups, associations, club programmes and individuals for any disability