The team at the Moreland/ Elite Tennis Academy foster a strong community spirit.
Through Lynton’s leadership, ETA reach out to primary schools through offering support at school fetes and through a leadership program at a local school. The ETA staff and community of families have participated in several Moreland Relay for Life to raise funds for the Cancer Council Victoria. Moreland/Elite Tennis Academy support FIDA, an Aussie Rules football competition for people with intellectual disabilities. ETA promotes the Federation Cup Foundation through staff supporting their fundraising events and efforts raising the profile of women’s tennis.
A major initiative and fundraising is for Sands, who support families who have experienced the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or newborth death. The Longest Rally in Support of Sands is an initiative of Lynton with the support of his
Longest Rally for Sands Charity Event
Play Tennis and raise funds and awareness for Sands who provide support, information and education to anyone affected by the death of a baby before, during or shortly after birth.
The Longest Rally is the creation of local tennis coach, Lynton Joseph who along with his wife gave birth to their son Jonty on May 26, 2016. Jonty also went to heaven with many other angels on this day too. Both Lynton and his wife Cara, like other families in similar situations have received tremendous support from Sands Victoria. As a result and in order to honour their son, Jonty, ‘The Longest Rally’ was created to allow others to remember too. The Longest Rally has been set for October 29, 2017 at the East Coburg Tennis Club from 1pm to 8pm. The aim of the day is to raise funds and awareness of what Sands has been doing for over 30 years.