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The Elena Baltacha Foundation (EBF)

Elena Tennis Academy

Granite Financial Management is the proud sponsor of The Elena Baltacha Foundation located in Ipswich.

The Elena Baltacha Foundation is committed to increasing tennis participation amongst children through their Tennis Road Show events held within schools. The focus is to offer all schools this opportunity including schools located in deprived areas.

All the pupils who attend are then offered a free follow on tennis training experience, leading to the opportunity to commit to a full tennis programme by officially joining the The Elena Baltacha Foundation as members.

The Foundation team are also committed to supporting the parents by either guiding them through the early steps of joining a new sport, or offering continued advice as existing players moving up the tennis elite pathway as aspiring champions.

You can follow the team's progress at

Charity No. 287106

Elena Baltacha Foundation

Disability Snow Sports UK

Granite Financial Management is able to support the work of Disability Snowsports UK in a very different way to most: we give up one of our Directors (Ian Osborne) for a few weeks every year to go and instruct with disabled individuals. He has worked directly for DSUK and also with a school for the visually impaired where he teaches the students to ski.

Ian works towards enabling disabled skiers to be as independent as possible and can work with virtually any disability. His passion for the sport is clearly evident and he feels that working with the disabled can be immensely rewarding for both the student and the Instructor.