Elena Baltacha is gone but her bright legacy lives on and continues to touch lives in tennis.
Former British No. 1 Baltacha sadly last her battle with cancer in 2014 at only 30 years old.
While competing on the pro tour, Elena was dedicated to introducing the sport she loved to children from disadvantaged backgrounds who would not otherwise have the chance to experience the social, physical and mental health benefits of playing tennis.
This weekend, the Love All Auction, continues Baltacha’s work with a unique charity auction to benefit tennis programs for disadvantaged children. The bidding the auction closes on Sunday, November 21st at 7 p.m. GMT.
With over 130 truly remarkable lots, love all features highly collectible items of memorabilia and tennis experiences money cannot buy off the shelf experiences from the tennis world.
Personal, signed items have been donated by Billie Jean King, Emma Raducanu, Coco Gauff, Naomi Osaka, Jamie and Andy Murray to name but a few.
There is also the chance to bid for VIP Hospitality and exclusive behind the scenes access to major tournaments including The French Open, Wimbledon, Queen’s and the WTA Finals, as well as the opportunity to attend the International Tennis Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend and ATP Hall of Fame Open in Newport Rhode Island.
Lot 100: Centre C Lot 100: Centre Court Experience for 2 guests at Wimbledon 2022 Championships
The auction houses are waiving all commission 100% of proceeds raised will support international cancer research and screening through WTA Charities’ ACEing Cancer Campaign, Sarcoma UK (the bone & soft tissue cancer charity), Zest (St Elizabeth Hospice) providing palliative care for young adults, across East Anglia, with cancer and other life limiting illnesses.
Proceeds will also help to deliver grassroots tennis programs for disadvantaged communities in the UK through The Murray Play Foundation, The Elena Baltacha Foundation and GeeWizz children’s charity in partnership with LTA Disability Tennis.
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