The search is on for the big hitters of Welsh tennis – the people and organisations that have contributed most to the sport during the past year.
Tennis Wales is seeking nominations for its annual awards and the AEGON British Tennis Awards.
“At the elite end of tennis we’ve seen players from Wales dominating at British level as well as some great international achievements,” said Tennis Wales chief executive, Peter Drew. “We’ve had some of our junior and senior players winning International Tennis Federation titles and British national titles, and we’ve seen many of our county junior teams reaching County Cup national finals.
“At the grass roots end of tennis we have continued to see the popularity of tennis grow, especially in our juniors and in schools tennis.
“Tennis Wales has worked hard over the past year with the Welsh tennis community to expand participation into communities that traditionally have not had as much opportunity to play tennis, so that tennis can be an increasingly accessible and enjoyable sport for everyone in Wales.”
The awards recognize the individuals and groups, including coaches, players, volunteers and clubs, who have helped develop on-court talent and increase participation.
Nominations are now open for the following categories, via the LTA website:
AEGON British Tennis Awards
• Volunteer of the Year
• Inspire2coach Young Volunteer of the Year Award
• Coach Award
• Club Award
• Community Venue Award
• Disability Award
• Education Award.
Any nominations from Wales will automatically be put forward for the Tennis Wales Awards.
There are also three categories, specifically for the Tennis Wales Awards, in which nominations can be made on a form available from the Tennis Wales office.
• Team of the Year
• Club Team of the Year
• Player of the Year
Forms and further details are available from Maria Rees on 029 2046 8335 or
The closing date for nominations is 30th November at noon, and the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in Swansea on January 28th.
Information on all aspects of tennis in Wales is available from Tennis Wales at 029 20 463335 or www.lta.org.uk/in-your-area/Wales/ and for regular updates follow Tennis Wales on Twitter @tenniswales