Unloved & Unwanted

Give It Your Max is thrilled to announce the launch of our Unloved & Unwanted campaign, supported by the Wimbledon Foundation. 


We are on a sustainable mission to rescue unloved and unwanted tennis rackets so that we can offer them to underprivileged children.

How it works?

We receive donations of people’s unloved and unwanted tennis rackets. We clean them up, re-grip and re-string before redistributing them to our Breakfast Club children at schools in deprived areas.

All children attending Max’s Breakfast Club, whose parents complete a short questionnaire, will receive a goody bag which includes their very own tennis racket to keep.

In order to make this a sustainable and environmentally friendly gift, we have set up our Unloved & Unwanted campaign. Our goal is to recycle and rehome these unwanted rackets, putting them in the hands of our programme children, who otherwise wouldn’t get the opportunity to own their own racket.

give it your max unloved3
give it your max joe salisbury

How you can help

DONATE YOUR OLD RACKETS! Either send these directly to GIYM or visit one of our dropboxes at designated collection points.

If you are a school or tennis club request a FREE racket collection dropbox and encourage your pupils or members to donate their old rackets.

Help us to raise awareness by joining our campaign on Instagram. Take a picture of yourself donating your unloved and unwanted racket and post on Instagram. Tag 5 friends who you can encourage to do the same!

Our Partner

We are thrilled to have the support of the Wimbledon Foundation which is backing our campaign.

wimbledon foundation logo e1657815761402

What people say?

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our Unloved & Unwanted campaign, supported by the Wimbledon Foundation. To be able to give every child that comes through our programme a free tennis racket makes us very happy and we also believe we have a responsibility to protect our environment, and educate the young to do so too. We were keen to launch an initiative that would benefit our children but also create a sustainable solution to recycling unwanted tennis rackets. Once we have provided a free racket to every GIYM child, the surplus will sit on our website making us the go to place for a pre-loved tennis racket with all proceeds going back into our programmes. Please do help us spread the word and get behind the campaign to help improve the lives of disadvantaged children through the game of tennis.
Abigail Tordoff