Tennis for Race Against Dementia is a not-for-profit social enterprise founded and launched by Darren Burgess in September 2021, in partnership with Tennis Scotland. It aims to increase access to tennis for people aged 50 and over to improve healthy cognitive ageing. Rolling out the programme to a select number of clubs across Scotland during summer 2022 was led by Kris Soutar, Tennis Scotland's Senior Consultant. Tennis4RAD are collaborating with the University of Glasgow's Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, to formally evaluate the benefits of the programme.
The aim of the Tennis for Race Against Dementia programme is to:
Tennis4RAD is committed to supporting the work and research of Sir Jackie Stewart's Race Against Dementia to find a breakthrough in the prevention or treatment of dementia, by both fundraising via our tennis programme and raising awareness of the charity.