Wimbledon – it’s a highlight of the British sporting calendar. Each player is out to try and win the trophy: every point, game, set and match is part of the journey.
Between 9.30 and 10.30 on the morning of Sunday 28th June - the day before Wimbledon begins - 16 commercial radio stations around England will play a short feature produced by the Reach Beyond radio team in Bradford.
The programme celebrates Wimbledon and takes an enlightening and entertaining look at the graft and process of training for and playing top level tennis, as well the ‘journey’ toward winning a tournament.
It will relate this elite process to our own more ordinary lives. Wimbledon players compete with purpose: to win the trophy. People live with a variety of views about the purpose and meaning - or lack of it - in life. Is a Wimbledon tournament actually quite a good metaphor for what a life well-lived can be like?
We can’t all be tennis stars, but we’re all playing in the tournament of life. Each of us can potentially win a much more important kind of trophy: the gift of grace and eternal life in Christ.
This 5-minute feature will be heard by more than 80,000 listeners across the UKRD radio network from Cornwall to Scarborough, and includes interviews with an up and coming tennis player, a sports chaplain and a number of tennis fans, plus popular songs which fit the sporting theme.
You can hear the programme live on one of the following UKRD stations, either on FM, DAB or on their website:
96.4 Eagle Radio, Guildford; Eagle Extra, Guildford; Cornwall’s Pirate FM, Redruth; Star 107.9, Cambridge; KLFM, Kings Lynn; The Bee, Accrington; 2BR, Accrington; Star Radio, Darlington; Spire FM, Salisbury; Minster FM, York; Stray FM, Harrogate; Mix 96, Aylesbury; Spirit FM, Chichester; Sun FM, Sunderland; Wessex FM, Dorchester; and Yorkshire Coast Radio, Scarborough.
To receive a free CD of the Wimbledon feature click here.
If you'd like to help us cover the broadcast and production costs for this programme please visit our JustGiving page.
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