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We were extremely fortunate to receive an invitation to the French Open this May courtesy of our clients and friends at Cancer Research Racquet.
As a fan of the great British institute that is Wimbledon, we were privileged to have previously had the opportunity to attend No 1 Court and watch up-and-coming tennis star Carlos Alcaraz, and charismatic women’s top ten seed, Ons Jabeur, in 2022.
Roll back a couple of years and we were court-side at The Boodles – Stoke Park, the player, Djokovic, showing his unbeatable athleticism during an exhibition match. We have been thoroughly spoiled. So you can imagine our glee at landing tickets to the Roland Garros stadium and premium hospitality seats. This time the main match was between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Jiri Vesely, a gritty battle in the red dust of the clay court, baking in the midday sun.
Cancer Research Racquet
Centred around a group of philanthropic lawyers from Las Vegas, the Cancer Research Racquet charity was founded by Rob Kinas following a bout of cancer. He survived his diagnosis and treatment and was motivated to combine his favourite hobby – playing tennis – with raising funds for Cancer Research.
The outcome of this endeavour is truly remarkable. The group have so far funded no less than 9 Cancer Research programmes in the USA. Particularly notable since this growing group of friends and colleagues has had little publicity or promotion. They are self-supporting and self-generating and in recent years have attracted the attention of the WTA Charities (Women’s Tennis Association). Now they work together to raise even greater interest and greater funding. It really is a testimony to what can be achieved when you put your heart and soul into something.
We thoroughly enjoyed our day at Roland Garros and our time in Paris. Not only did we get to meet and mingle with the CRR gang (all delightful company), and watch World Class tennis, but we were also graced with the presence of the legendary Martina Navratilova – herself a cancer survivor. Can it get any better?
Making a difference
Today, Rob and friends are about to announce their 10th Cancer Researcher whilst preparing for another season of tennis activities and fund raising around the World in 2024.