A tennis club has raised £2,200 this year in memory of a former member who passed away seven years ago.

Money from the event on September 23 will go towards a total of £14,400 raised for the Scott Hampton Foundation for Burkitt’s Research, set up by Mr Hampton’s parents since he died, aged 31, from Burkitt’s Lymphoma in 2005.

The tennis player, coach and LAMDA-trained actor, was struck down by the illness after moving to New York but his old club remember him every year.

The club, in Woodhayes Road, Wimbledon, held a Saturday afternoon adult American tournament, with Caroline Joy taking the women’s prize and Nick Olivier the men’s.

Head coach Alison Taylor also organised a two-day official LTA junior event.

The winners were Mary Klugman (nine and under girls), Ollie Hampson-Evans (nine and under boys), MJ Changwerza (10 and under girls) and Ellis Short (10 and under boys).

Stephanie Hampton said: “Thank you Westside for a great success and fun weekend of
tennis in memory of Scott.”

The proceeds, totalling more than £14,000 over seven years, were boosted by a barbecue, raffle and auction, which included tennis outfits from Russia’s former world number three player, Nadia Petrova.


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