DENBIGH Tennis Club will be hosting a 12-hour tennis marathon in aid of Dementia UK this weekend.

After setting an initial fundraising target of £500, the club has already raised more than that and is now aiming to double it.

The gruelling half a day of tennis will take place at Denbigh Tennis Club between 8am and 8pm with a series of activities also available throughout the day to attract players and locals down to the club.

Activities will range from junior coaching and a club tournament to a ball machine challenge and two friendly matches for Denbigh against local clubs Ruthin and Prestatyn.

Six players; Frauke Romer, Steffan Jones, Andrew Thompson, Wayne Cooper, James Gurney and Cathryn Lloyd-Jones will be taking to court for the entire 12 hours.

The marathon is also being supported by local MP for Vale of Clwyd Dr James Davies MP , who will be attending.

There will also be an auction on the day, raffling off prizes such as vouchers to Wrexham Indoor Tennis Centre and gifts from local businesses.

Denbigh Tennis Club secretary Steffan Jones said: "The club encourages and appeals to members of the public to attend on the day, as there will be opportunity to contribute towards the cash donations bucket and to step onto court to be part of the event itself and be part of the club.

"With the main idea of the day being to increase tennis participation / take-up in Denbigh and local area, it is also in aid of Dementia UK. The club hopes that the event will increase awareness of what the charity does and how invaluable the funds will be to combating the degenerative disease.

"We are aiming to raise £1,000 for this fantastic charity."

The event is taking place on the same day that several other 'Tennis-a-thon's' will also take place in aid of Dementia UK.

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