The “Make A Racket” Mipim Charity Tennis Tournament celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2023, and it did not disappoint players, sponsors & spectators alike.

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Organised by James Lugg of Folio UK, “Make a Racket” combines topflight amateur tennis and superb hospitality at one of the oldest tennis clubs in the world; Cannes Tennis Lacour.

Exercise is proven to help boost our mood, combat stress and can help facilitate socialising, Benjamin Hall, Founder of LOFT stated, “LOFT have been involved with sponsoring the Mipim Charity Tennis Tournament from the very beginning, we love the event because it represents a healthy lifestyle, well-being, fitness & teamwork - offering property professionals, sports personalities, and industry suppliers an opportunity to come together and play doubles tennis in a friendly but competitive, round robin tournament.”

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The competition itself was won by Stephen Miles, the CEO ADP Architecture, who had the following to say about the event; “The Mipim tennis this year was a great experience, hosted superbly by the sponsors who even managed to organise some sunshine. Getting the opportunity to get some coaching drills from the club coach followed by some relaxed networking was the perfect way to break up the week. I was fortunate enough to be partnered up with Antonio Moll – from Moll architects, and together we were delighted to win the event – having made a slow start to the mini-tournament. All in all, it was great fun – and excited to get back next year.”

Joanna Shear, a sponsor, and the Founder of Space Consultancy, participated in the tournament alongside some of the biggest names in real estate.

“It was a successful event for us. It was a lovely sunny social morning to break up the meetings. Mipim involves a lot of time networking at cafes, restaurants, and bars so this event is always a welcome and energising alternative networking opportunity. The tournament provided a great chance to get some exercise during the conference whilst meeting likeminded people in the industry with the common interest of the love for tennis!”

The Mipim charity event is organised in support of the following charities.

  • LandAid is the property industry charity working to end youth homelessness in the UK.
  • Founded in 2013, Bright Ideas for Tennis’ main goal is to support tennis clubs, increase participation, and improve playing facilities.
  • The Tim Henman Foundation delivers programmes to better the lives of vulnerable young people and focuses on education and health.
  • The Cannes Community Fund is the chosen charity of the Mayor of Cannes.

Property Week supported this event as media partner.