Launched in 2015, the British Tennis Awards celebrate the thousands of people who support the grassroots of the game. This year, for the first time, the awards are extending their search for nominations using Local Tennis Leagues!
We know that in many cases the people who do the most to make tennis work on the ground are often those who work outside the traditional club structure. This is a chance to recognise them and their achievements.
In fact the awards have already done a good job in recognising people who have made a difference for Local Tennis leagues and our players.
From Highbury, north London, where the leagues started thirteen years ago, Jill McLaughlin (right) earned Middlesex Outstanding Achievement Award in 2016 - a salute to the years of unpaid organisation and support she has given to encouraging social play for all.
Pavilion Tennis, based on Albert Road Rec near Alexandra Palace in London and home to a thriving Local Tennis League was the Regional Community Club of the Year - take a bow, Robby Sukhdeo!
But there are many more local heroes to be found, and perhaps only you know who they are.
Nominations can be submitted via an online nomination form, which takes just 10 minutes to complete. There are 10 categories to choose from, and it may well be that you want to acknowledge the hard work of a volunteer, like Jill, whose efforts would otherwise otherwise go unacknowledged. Choose any person or place you think deserves to be recognised – and you can nominate more than once in any category.
- Club of the Year
- Coach of the Year
- Community Venue of the Year
- Competition of the Year
- Disability Award
- Education Award
- Official of the Year
- Lifetime Achievement
- Volunteer of the Year
- Young Person of the Year
Awards are whittled down to county, regional and national winners but for many, it's the nomination that means the most...
If you would prefer Local Tennis Leagues to make the nomination on your behalf, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do the paperwork!