Tennis Wales is delighted to announce that The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), the Tennis Foundation and partner Aegon have today launched the new Aegon British Tennis Awards that will reward the people who deliver tennis in communities across Great Britain. British venues are encouraged to nominate their volunteers and coaches who make a difference at a local level.
Clubs, communities and education venues are invited to enter awards with fantastic prizes up for grabs – including a £5,000 facility grant and a visit from a tennis legend. Nominations can be made online at www.lta.org.uk/awards.
Venues, coaches and volunteers across Wales are encouraged to enter one of the eight award categories:
- Volunteer Award
- Young Volunteer Award
- Coach Award
- Club Award
- Community Venue Award
- Education Award
- Disability Programme Award
- Outstanding Achievement.
LTA President Cathie Sabin said: “If it wasn’t for the selfless efforts of the people who run the clubs, tennis centres and parks we simply would not be able to offer tennis to everyone who would like to play. I have long believed that everyone who helps to deliver, develop and promote British Tennis should be thanked, acknowledged and rewarded for everything they do on our behalf.”
Nominations for Wales close on 1st December, with its winners being announced at the Tennis Wales Awards ceremony in February. Following on from the results of all of the different County winners, the Regional (UK wide) winners will be announced in April with a national ceremony to be held in London in June 2016.
In addition to the above 8 categories, Tennis Wales will also be recognising the fantastic achievements made in 3 other areas at their ceremony in February. These include:
- Team of the Year
- Club Team of the Year
- Player of the Year
Details of how to nominate for these 3 categories will be available shortly on the Tennis Wales website, newsletter and social media sites.
Peter Drew, CEO of Tennis Wales commented: “We are proud of the clubs, centres, parks, schools, colleges and universities who offer tennis programmes throughout the Wales. Thousands of people enjoy playing tennis thanks to the efforts of committees, captains, treasurers, coaches and welfare officers, and we are delighted to offer this opportunity to recognise their invaluable contribution.”
To find out more about the Aegon British Tennis Awards or to nominate, visit www.lta.org.uk/britishtennisawards.
To find out more about the Tennis Wales Awards visit the Tennis Wales website http://www3.lta.org.uk/in-your-area/Wales/ .
For further details, please contact:
- Maria Rees, Tennis Wales
- 029 2046 8335, [email protected]enniswales.org.uk