Oliver serving up at Clevedon

PUBLISHED: 14:25 13 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:25 13 March 2013

Oliver Nash.

Oliver Nash.


Clevedon Tennis Club junior member Oliver Nash is hoping to raise money for Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day by serving for half-an-hour.

CLEVEDON Tennis Club junior member Oliver Nash is hoping to raise money for Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day by attempting to hit as many serves as he can in half-an-hour as part of the club’s fun tournament being held at their grounds in Princes Road on Saturday.

Oliver’s fund-raising idea was inspired by his coach Greg Spink’s, business name - First Service Tennis, which provides the club’s junior and adult coaching programme. He is hoping that club members, family and friends will support him either by donating online via the club’s official Red Nose Day Giving Page or by coming along at 2pm on Saturday and sponsoring him.

Oliver’s father, Rick Ford of Rick Ford Landscapes has already pledged £50 to the charity and is supporting Oliver by sponsoring him for each serve he makes.

The 13-year- old who attends Churchill Community School is one of club’s up and coming juniors. He has only been playing tennis since June last year, but has already improved his LTA rating by winning a number of local and regional.

The fun tournament, which is open to members and non-members and players of all ages and abilities will begin at 2.30pm with Oliver carrying out his challenge just before, at 2pm.

Along with all the fund raising tennis fun the club will also be having a Red Nose sweepstake, cake sales and a raffle with the chance to win some superb prizes generously donated by Hill Road retailers.

Entry to the tournament is just £5 for adults and £2.50 for children and all proceeds from the event go to Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day charity.

Further details can be found on the club’s website at www.clevedonltc.co.uk or by emailing the club atclevedonltc@btinternet.com

Anyone wanting to sponsor Oliver online can do so by visiting the club’s official Red Nose Day giving page: http://my.rednoseday.com/sponsor/olivernash

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