Rally For Bally


An exhibition match was held on Sunday 15 June 2014 on Centre Court in memory of Elena Baltacha. Andy Murray, Ross Hutchins, Martina Hingis, Victoria Azarenka, Jamie Murray and Heather Watson all took part in the Rally For Bally exhibition match.

Team Andy, featuring Martina Hingis and brother Jamie, and Team Ross, comprised of Heather Watson and Victoria Azarenka, entertained the crowds at The Queen's Club with an exciting set of tennis. 

British No.2 Laura Robson also joined the action from the side of the court, alongside players from the Elena Baltacha Academy of Tennis. Team Ross eventually came away with the win 9-8 in a tiebreak after playing some of the match with children from Elena Baltacha Tennis Academy.

The Rally for Bally is a national fundraising effort in memory of former British No.1 Elena Baltacha, known as Bally, who died of liver cancer on 4th May. All funds raised will be split equally between the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and the Elena Baltacha Foundation, the charity attached to the Elena Baltacha Academy of Tennis which Bally set up to help children from all backgrounds play tennis. 

Donations to Rally For Bally can still be made online via www.justgiving.com/RallyForBally. Or you can text EBAL60 + your donation to 70070.