Celebrity tennis by the Thames

Angus Deayton and Tony Hawks joined Pat Cash and Monica Seles for a pro-celebrity tennis evening at Potters Fields Park in aid of Sport Relief.

Radio 1’s Scott Mills was the host for the fundraising event, An Evening of Aces, which was the first night of the four-day Wimbledon at Tower Bridge event organised by American Express.

Monica Seles and Pat Cash teamed up with Angus Deayton and Tony Hawks (author of Playing the Moldovans at Tennis) for a rapid-fire doubles contest in aid of Sport Relief. The matches were played on a tennis court delivered to the park by barge on Monday morning.

American Express donated £700 to the charity for every game won, and £25 for ever Ace.

Wimbledon at Tower Bridge promises to bring SW19 to SE1 for the final four days of the Championships. Big screens show live action from Wimbledon, and tennis challenges and instruction will enable members of the public to brush up their skills with a racket.

Stalls selling strawberries and cream, champagne and Pimms have also been erected in the park. Admission is free and the event opens at 11am each day and will not finish until the close of play at Wimbledon.