Our Mission

To enhance the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable children aged 4-18 across the UK. 

Our Aim

We use tennis to tackle socio-cultural issues, including poor mental health and self-esteem, high levels of obesity and inactivity, anti-social behaviour and gang crime and low levels of aspiration.

Our story

Max Stotesbury was 18 when he died in a car accident in October 2004. His parents, Tara and Michael, decided to set up ‘Give It Your Max’ in his memory.

Max, who loved tennis, qualified as a tennis coach and assisted at the Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative (WJTI) during holidays and at weekends. The WJTI (funded by the All England Lawn Tennis Club) provides instruction and facilities for underprivileged children in the local area.

Tara and Michael identified a real need for similar schemes in deprived areas all around the UK. Hence the idea of GIYM. It is their hope that many children will benefit from this lasting tribute to Max

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