Raising over £250,000 for Children in Need - Champions Tennis

10th November, 2015


Champions Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall helped to raise more than £250,000 for Children In Need on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 yesterday.

Each day this week, the Chris Evans Show will auction off a package of money-can’t-ordinarily-buy opportunities, and day one saw tennis feature in the auction for the first time.

As part of The Ultimate Tennis Package, Tim Henman and Pat Cash, two of the stars of Champions Tennis which takes place 2nd-6th December, revealed that the winning bidders will get to play on the Royal Albert Hall court, enjoy a backstage tour, and ask John McEnroe a question on The Tennis Podcast, as well as taking the best seats in the house on Wednesday 2nd December.

The package also includes a pro-am and behind-the scenes access at the Aegon Championships at The Queen’s Club, a Michelin Star dinner with Judy Murray and John Inverdale, and a BBC commentary box visit at Wimbledon.

The eight winning bids ranged between £20,000 and £36,000, adding up to a total of £250,215.

Bruguera, El Aynaoui Join Champions Tennis field

Two-time Roland Garros champion Sergi Bruguera and former Top 20 player Younes El Aynaoui have both joined the Champions Tennis line-up.

Bruguera, who won the Roland Garros title in 1993 and 1994 as well as a silver medal at the 1996 Olympics, and El Aynaoui, join Tim Henman, John McEnroe, Pat Cash, James Blake, Fernando Gonzalez, Henri Leconte, Mats Wilander, Mansour Bahrami, and Xavier Malisse in the lineup.

Champions Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall is the season-finale to the ATP Champions Tour and is played over five days, with two sessions each day – one in the afternoon, one in the evening, with a mixture of singles and doubles matches.

Champions Tennis has enjoyed record ticket sales for 2015 and tickets are available from £23.50 at www.royalalberthall.com/tennis or by calling the Royal Albert Hall box office on +44 (0) 20 7070 4404. Hospitality packages are available via www.championstennis.co.uk/hospitality/ or by calling +44 (0) 20 8233 5854.

For more information about Champions Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall, go to www.championstennis.co.uk

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