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The Tennis Ball

The Tennis Ball

On Saturday 10th November 2018 over 500 guests descended upon the London Hilton Park Lane, to help raise money for two of Britain’s leading tennis charities; Give It Your Max (GIYM) and the IC Philanthropic Programme (ICP).  

The ball was compered by leading Sky Sports presenter Marcus Buckland, with a key note speech by Sir Trevor Mcdonald, who is Patron of both charities.   Leading British comedian Dominic Holland entertained the guests and speed painter Dave Sharp painted two spectacular portraits of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic which were auctioned that evening and will be signed by both players.


Money was raised through a raffle, donations and auction items.  The live auction was a great success, skilfully directed by the entertaining and highly regarded auctioneer Charlie Ross.  

Tim Henman and Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow MP were amongst the many personalities present.  Guests danced into the early hours to The All Time All-Stars, 10 piece band. 

Tim Henman, former British Tennis No.1 and GIYM Patron said:
“The Tennis Ball is a wonderful event for two fantastic charities. I’ve worked closely with Give It Your Max and the work they do is really helping to enhance the life of so many children. The money raised from this year’s Tennis Ball will help them to grow their programme to even more areas across the UK.”

Honorary President of The Tennis Ball John Beddington said:

“The fifth Tennis Ball was the most successful we have held yet, raising much needed funds for GIYM and IC Philanthropy – much more than we could have ever expected. This money will go to these two very worthwhile charitable tennis initiatives, giving many children all over the world the opportunity to play tennis.”

The Tennis Ball was supported by Linklaters, Zoo Communications, Maui Jim and City AM.

For more information and to view the video from the night visit 

Pictures from the night can be seen in the gallery below and by Clicking here

Junior Results & News

Joshua Howard-Tripp wins Curro Junior ITF Title Joshua Howard-Tripp wins Curro Junior ITF Title

Joshua Howard-Tripp wins Curro Junior ITF Title

Joshua Howard-Tripp, one of the South African team members from the Compass IC Junior Challenge Worldwide Finals, wins Curro Junior ITF Title

The IC Junior Challenge

The IC 16-and-under Junior Challenge began in 2005 and was made possible by generous donations from The Compass Group from its inception until 2018. During that time it was named for Compass but since then it now has the name of tennis great Rod Laver in its title. Rod Laver does this voluntarily as an IC Member. It is an IC competition, open to all 40+ ICs, for two girls and two boys with an adult captain. All juniors play both a singles and doubles match against other country teams with all matches counting towards one overall team result.  

A regional event is played on each of the five continents and the winners of the regional events go through to play the Worldwide Finals the following year together with the host country.  

Please click below to view / download 

 Story of the IC Junior Challenge (5Mb) 

For a hard copy please contact Julian Tatum, IC Council

We are very grateful to The Compass Group for their commitment over the years, which has finally come to an end.  However, we are fortunate to have replaced the Compass Group funding with three other sources, so that the event will continue.   We are also delighted that tennis great Rod Laver has added his name to the event, which is known as “ The IC Rod Laver Junior Challenge”

For guides and competition rules please visit the further Information page to view available downloads.