GARGRAVE will play host to a national tennis charity event next month - and everyone is invited to come along.

For the second year running, the Craven Lawn Tennis Club will welcome Davis Cup tennis player Danny Sapsford and Robyn Moore as part of a national event to raise awareness of mental health issues.

Robyn, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, will aim to hit 200,000 tennis shots as she takes on the Breakpoint 2019 challenge to raise awareness of and raise funds for mental health.

Supported by the charity Bright Ideas for Tennis, Robyn will play for a minimum of eight hours per day for 30 consecutive days, hitting the ball five million metres to represent one metre for every adult individual in the UK who currently experiences mental ill health.

And, her tennis shots will be recorded by a special app that will track every ball she hits.

Club member, Graeme Southam, said everyone was welcome to come along on Saturday, June 15 - whether a member of the club or not - and to play some tennis, or enjoy the barbecue.

"Everyone is welcome to come down to watch Robyn and Danny and also play tennis if they wish," he said.

"We have three all weather courts and four grass courts, so there is plenty of room to play."

There will also be a barbecue, cakes, bar and refreshments, tennis shop and a tombola to add to the festival atmosphere.

Entry will be free, and all profits will go towards Danny and Robyn's charity, Breakpoint 2019.

Danny and Robyn are due to arrive in Gargrave from their morning session in York at around 1pm.

Anyone who would like to sponsor the event can contact Graeme on 07900492629 or email him at