The Dan Maskell Tennis Trust was formed in 1997 and became an independent charity in 2010.
Its aim is to raise money to help disabled people to play tennis via a grant aid programme, funding such items as tennis specific wheelchairs, coaching fees and court hire, and equipment for both individuals and disability groups such as clubs, organisations, special schools. The Trust operates primarily, but not exclusively for wheelchair, deaf, learning disabilities, blind and visually impaired tennis.
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.