Learn Play Grow was the vision of Elena Baltacha-Severino and Nino Severino. It stemmed from Elena’s love of sport, something she had been keen on from a very early age. In fact, her tennis skills were so highly regarded that she won the Aegon Award four times and even found herself as British tennis number one at various stages between 2002 and 2012.
This love of sport was something that she wanted to see in other children and this is the reason the Learn Play Grow was created. Elena was forced to retire from sport due to injury, but there was no way she was going to give up altogether. Creating a way for children to fall in love with sport as much as she did was her dream and something she managed to make come true for many. The idea was that there should be a way for any child who wanted to be part of the sporting world to have a chance, even if they might not normally be able to afford to do so.
Activity clubs, parties and summer camps are all part of what Learn Play Grow does in order to achieve its vision of enabling as many children as possible to take part in sports.