Jet2.com served up a treat this week by helping a group of visually impaired tennis players jet off on a bespoke coaching holiday in Portugal from Manchester Airport.
The leading leisure airline stepped in to help the team, led by Rosie Pybus (22), take part in this special trip. Seven partially sighted players, plus their two coaches, have been donated free flights to participate in a four-day tour which will see them play in a promotional tournament and visit a number of top tennis centres in the Algarve to train on different surfaces.
Steve Heapy, Chief Executive Officer of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “Last year’s hugely popular Paralympic Games played a major role in raising the profile of disability sport and we’re really pleased to be able to support this group of inspiring individuals – helping them develop their skills in the sport they love with this one-off break. We hope Rosie and her fellow players have a fantastic time!”
Ellie Mooney at Activo Holidays, who arranged the trip, said: “It’s fantastic that Jet2.com has helped us make this trip happen. Due to the expense involved in organising such a specialist holiday it wouldn’t have gone ahead without the airline’s support. The whole team is really excited, not only about honing their skills on professional courts in Portugal, but by also being able to educate people about visually impaired tennis. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for everyone involved and a first for Activo Holidays.”