Events at the GLTC for 2019

Key dates to come in 2019

The Dan Eley Foundation  Mixed Doubles Charity Tennis Tournament

The annual DEF charity tennis tournament will take place at the Godalming Lawn Tennis Club on Saturday 19th October at 10 a.m.

This has become an annual event (usually staged in July) where Godalming and Busbridge's tennis Clubs combine forces to raise money for The Dan Eley Foundation (DEF) and have fun at the same time.  The event is organised by Maggie and Chris Jagger (members of both Bsbridge and Godalming's tennis clubs), with refreshments provided by DEF.

Dan Eley is a well-known local figure, who attended Godalming College and then worked with street children in El Salvador and Columbia before suffering a freak accident in 2010 which has left him paralysed from the shoulders down.  He is an inspirational character who turned his own misfortune into actively helping young people to help themselves.  DEF provides vocational training and life changing support for young Columbians as well as young people in Surrey.  Please see the DEF website at for more information.

The tournament is open to all GLTC and Busbridge members and any friends who would like to play.  It takes a round robin format, with semi finals and a final (all matches fifteen minutes long) and a cup for the winners.  There is a ten pound entry fee for all participants.  If you are interested in playing please contact Maggie Jagger, email  If you have a partner you would like to play with please enter as a pair, but if you would prefer to enter as an individual then you will be allocated a partner on the day.

Dan Eley always comes to support this event, and Carolyn Eley and other supporters attend to cheer us on, talk about the work of DEF and usually provide a raffle.  It is all very enjoyable, and is supporting a very worthwhile local cause.

The Tournament 2018

2018 DEF Tournament Winners Charlie and Mark.