Hatfields Jaguar Shrewsbury provided a car full of essential tennis equipment to Mereside CE Primary School as part of Jaguar UK’s national campaign with The Championships, Wimbledon 2021 to establish the next generation of tennis talent.
This national Jaguar initiative engages with schools and local communities, donating tennis nets, rackets and balls that will encourage children to participate in recommended physical activity to help them recover from a year lost because of the pandemic.
Jonathan Cole, Sales Manager at Hatfields Jaguar Shrewsbury said:
“Like everyone in the country, we have been mesmerized by the action on the Wimbledon courts this year, and we are only too happy to share some of our enthusiasm with the local community. The past year has been particularly difficult for children, isolated from their friends and deprived of essential learning and physical activity, so whatever we can do to brighten up their days and establish a hobby – or even a career – is extremely valuable to us.
Jonathan Cole arrived at Mereside CE Elementary School in a fully electric Wimbledon-branded Jaguar I-PACE, packed with tennis gear. Jonathan handed over the essential equipment to Ffion Carr, Principal of Mereside CE Elementary School and a group of enthusiastic children.
Ffion Carr said: “We are extremely grateful to the Hatfields and Jaguar UK team for their support. This tennis equipment will bring real joy to our children after a difficult year and we will keep an eye out for the next Johanna Konta or Andy Murray in our ranks.
Rawdon Glover, Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover UK, added: “The recent pandemic has changed the lives of children and young people. In many cases, children are much less active than before. With all the unlocking, at Jaguar, we want to encourage children to resume regular physical activity and enjoy the practice of team sport. Through our partnership with the All England Lawn Tennis Club, we are proud to deliver a national program that will help build a legacy of tennis for the communities most in need of support. “