Tim Henman played nonstop tennis this past weekend for a good cause with a little help from some familiar British personalities.

The likes of Hugh Grant, Tom Hiddleston and Jamie Dornan all participated in the “Christmas Challenge Appeal 2023”, a fundraising event for the Tim Henman Foundation held inside the All England Club’s indoor tennis centre.

“When something’s for a good cause, you immediately are open to it. I was very happy to be involved even though tennis wouldn’t be my greatest sport, let’s say,” said Dornan.


Former Davis Cup teammate Greg Rusedski, rising ATP standout Jack Draper, adventurer Bear Grylls and cricket legends Andrew Strauss and Stuart Broad were also among those to lend Henman a hand by dusting off their racquets and Wimbledon whites. Retired footballer Jamie Redknapp served as a motivational chair umpire.

“I’m actually here to play my first ever game of tennis. It’s quite unique that it’s at Wimbledon with Henman,” shared Broad.


For Henman’s part, the former world No. 4 took the court for 24 hours across last Saturday and Sunday. His efforts paid off, as the campaign brought in just under £100,000 worth of donations.

“It’s clearly a brilliant charity, a brilliant foundation. And really no hardship to come to Wimbledon and play with one of our greats,” said Grant.

Henman’s foundation has raised more than £2.6 million since its re-launch in June 2015, transforming the lives of disadvantaged youth through sport and education programs.