THE ball machine at Denbigh Tennis Club is set to be kept extremely busy next month as players take on a 12-hour challenge in aid of charity.
Denbigh Tennis Club officially re-opened following a makeover last month, showing off their shiny new courts which have been painted blue and dark green.
Denbigh Mayor Cllr Gaynor Wood-Tickle was on hand alongside husband Roy and president Gwyneth Kensler to cut the ribbon and re-open the courts following a makeover costing more than £7,000 in total.
Now, those courts are set to be put to very good use when club members take on a 12 hour tennis marathon in aid of Dementia UK on July 17.
So far, James Gurney, Steffan Jones and Cathryn Lloyd-Jones have all been brave enough to sign up to the gruelling challenge in which they are aiming to raise at least £500.
Steffan said: "We will be hosting 12 continuous hours of tennis activity from 8am to 8pm on the day itself with a series of activities during the day to attract players and locals down to the club.
"Activities range from junior coaching to a club tournament and from a ball machine challenge to a friendly match against a local club. 
"We want to increase tennis participation and take-up in Denbigh and the local area and, at the same time, raise plenty of money for Dementia UK. We hope that the event will increase awareness of what the charity does and how invaluable the funds will be to combating the degenerative disease."
The event will take place on July 17 - the same day as other “Tennis-a-thon's”will take place nationally as part of a fundraising drive for Dementia UK on the same day.
Vale of Clwyd MP Dr James Davies is also supporting the event and will be taking part on the ball machine challenge on the day of the event.
Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support for families through our Admiral Nurse service.
These nurses give the compassionate one-to-one support, guidance and practical solutions people need, and that can be hard to find elsewhere.
To donate to Denbigh Tennis Club's cause on behalf of Dementia UK, visit: