A-listers unite for 24-hour tennis marathon

ll for a charitable cause championed by Tim Henman

Tim Henman has raised nearly £100,000 for his charity The Tim Henman Foundation with the help of A-listers such as Hugh Grant, Tom Hiddleston, and Jamie Dornan, spearheaded the “Christmas Challenge Appeal 2023” at the All England Tennis and Lawn Club.

Henman, the former world No. 4, dedicated 24 consecutive hours on the court last Saturday and Sunday. His commitment yielded success, with the campaign generating nearly £100,000 in donations.

Jamie Dornan expressed his enthusiasm, saying, “When something’s for a good cause, you immediately are open to it. I was very happy to be involved even though tennis wouldn’t be my greatest sport, let’s say.”

The event saw the involvement of various stars, including former Davis Cup teammate Greg Rusedski, rising ATP standout Jack Draper, adventurer Bear Grylls, and cricket legends Andrew Strauss and Stuart Broad. Broad, experiencing his first tennis game at Wimbledon with Henman, shared, “I’m actually here to play my first-ever game of tennis. It’s quite unique that it’s at Wimbledon with Henman.”

Since its relaunch in June 2015, the Tim Henman Foundation has raised over £2.6 million, making a substantial impact on disadvantaged youth through its sports and education program, with a mission centred on improving mental and physical health through sport and education.