On Sunday 4th May, Elena Baltacha died of liver cancer. She was 30 years old.

The 'Rally For Bally' will be held in memory of 'Bally', as the former British No.1 tennis player was affectionately known, on Sunday 15th June to raise funds jointly for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and The Elena Baltacha Academy of Tennis. 

Rally For Bally will feature Andy Murray, Ross Hutchins, Martina Navratilova, Tim Henman, Greg Rusedski Jamie Murray, Jonny Marray, Anne Keothavong and Heather Watson in mixed doubles exhibition matches at the Aegon Championships at Queen’s Club, the Aegon Classic in Birmingham and the Aegon International in Eastbourne. 

The total amount raised by this event (from the £10 ticket contribution, this JustGiving page and the associated JustTextGiving code) will be split between The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and The Elena Baltacha Academy of Tennis. 
Murray and Aegon Championships Tournament Director Ross Hutchins will play on opposing mixed doubles teams at The Queen’s Club, 18-time Grand Slam champion Martina Navratilova, Anne Keothavong, Tim Henman and Jamie Murray will play in Birmingham, and Greg Rusedski and Jonny Marray will be on opposite teams in Eastbourne. Heather Watson and Jo Konta will also take part.

Please help to raise as much money as possible for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and The Elena Baltacha Academy of Tennis by donating as much as you can on this page.

Or, text  "EBAL60 £10" to 70070, to make, for example, a £10 donation via your mobile phone.

Thank you for supporting Rally For Bally

Updates 2

Offline Donation (£3,150) by Rado Switzerland: "In memory of Elena Baltacha"

05/08/14 04:54

Offline Donation (£20) by Mrs Beverley Placsom: "A donation towards the 'Rally for Bally' event held at Queens Club. We had a great day - Thanks"

05/08/14 04:53

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The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

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Donations 3032

text donation

Donation by Anonymous on 06/02/16


via sms

Donation by Anonymous on 16/12/15

Donation by Debi Allen on 28/07/15


From the customers of Scorpion Sports Gifts from the part sale of Tennis Ball Girls and Boys, Half Tennis Ball Fridge Magnets and Half Ball Car Stickers at Eastbourne, The Davis Cup and on our Website

Donation by Jane on 26/07/15


+ £20.33 Gift Aid

In memory of Elena Baltacha.

Donation by Anonymous on 13/07/15


+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Donation by eleanor godleman on 03/07/15


+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Westward Ho! Tennis Club on 31/05/15


+ £75.00 Gift Aid

Oundle Tennis Club donation in support of Rally for Bally, fees from our recent Family Cup Tournament.

Donation by Oundle Tennis Club on 19/05/15


More from Scorpion Sports Gifts Customers to a very worthy cause

Donation by Jane on 15/05/15


+ £3.34 Gift Aid

From Scorpion Sports Gifts Customers

Donation by Jane on 14/05/15

We are a small club with just a single court behind the village hall - but proof that tennis can and should be accessible to all. Tostock Tennis Club Committee, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Donation by Tostock Tennis Club, Suffolk on 06/04/15


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by edith on 31/03/15


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Southbourne Discount Store on 19/03/15


Bally's legacy lives on

Donation by Darnhall Tennis Club on 04/03/15


On behalf of Formby LTC

Donation by Anonymous on 04/02/15


Loved following Bally's progress

Donation by Brenda on 02/02/15


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Hopman Cup Donation

Donation by L Cassidy on 28/01/15

Donation by Southbourne Discount Store on 22/01/15


Donation by Widnes Tennis Academy on 12/01/15


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

We are extraordinarily proud to support this charity.

Donation by The Silverstein Family on 01/01/15

A donation made on behalf of Mr Tim Henman for allowing me to give a very special present this Christmas. I am only to please to help out such a good cause. Thanks.

Donation by Scott on 22/12/14


+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 14/12/14


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 13/12/14


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

With Love

Donation by Kam on 08/12/14


+ £1.50 Gift Aid

From all at Hale Lawn Tennis Club in Cheshire

Donation by Adrian Cartwright-Bain on 27/11/14


Donation summary

  • * Online donations£80,054.62
  • Offline donations£3,170.00
  • Text donations£5,189.00
  • Total raised£88,413.62
  • Gift Aid£15,071.93

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