Elena Baltacha Foundation
The Elena Baltacha Foundation was established in 2014 to support the work that former British Tennis No. 1 Elena Baltacha
had begun before she sadly passed away. The Foundation has ensured that the support from the professional tennis
world and the general public has been focussed in the right way, and all donations raised from subsequent fundraising
initiatives have been put to good use. The Foundation has also provided financial support to EBAT, the Elena Baltacha
Academy of Tennis, which was set up in 2012.
Elena Baltacha set up her Academy with one goal – to give more children, from all backgrounds, the opportunity to learn
to play tennis.
A Vision For The Future
The Academy, initially based in Ipswich (UK) has helped many children from all backgrounds with coaching and performance
support, including helping many children from deprived areas and disadvantaged backgrounds, with free and subsidised
coaching and performance support.
With the help of volunteers, corporate sponsors, coaches and parents we are able to bring tennis to more and more children
every year. Some progressing far enough to join our Elite Squad, where these players are given world class coaching
and support to nurture them through junior competitions and beyond.
Elena Baltacha (Bally to most) had a very strong vision for her academy, it is our job to ensure this legacy is fulfilled
through the academy and schools.
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