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LTA Honorary President, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester with Gordon Aitkin, General Manager at Oxstalls Tennis Club, LTA Club of the Year, and the team. By James Jordan Photography.
The winners of the 2011 British Tennis Awards were presented with their trophies at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals on Wednesday.
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The first award to be presented went to 16 year old Mel Brookes from Birmingham who scooped the Young Volunteer of the Year award for the work she does at Selly Stars, a special needs coaching session held at Billesley CTC.
The Volunteers of the Year in the seven different regions were also recognised with Josh Dolan (North), John Price (South West), Collette Richards (Wales), Rob Walter (South East), Christine Fyfe (Scotland), Stephen Biggs (East) and Nigel Wills (West Midlands) winning in their respective areas.
The Competition Organiser of the Year went to Betty Booth who has given a lifetime of service to tennis by refereeing and organising competitions in the Dorset area.
Competition Organiser of the Year - Betty Booth
On the playing side Andy Murray won the AEGON Player of the Year award following a year where he achieved his best ever Grand Slam results and won five ATP singles titles.
The AEGON Junior Player of the Year went to 18 year old Oli Golding, the US Open Junior champion who is currently ranked at No.3 in the junior world rankings.
The AEGON Coach of the Year award went to Matt Smith from Epping Tennis Club in Essex for the sterling work he put in to transform the coaching programme at his club.
The Disability Player of the Year went to quad wheelchair tennis player Andy Lapthorne who, in 2011, became the youngest quad player ever to earn the doubles world no.1 ranking and won his first Grand Slam title alongside Peter Norfolk in Australia.
Disability Player of the Year - Andy Lapthorne
The Veteran Player of the Year was awarded to Paul French, the winner of the British Open Veterans Clay Court Championships, British Open Veterans Grass Court Championships, the Mallorca Seniors Open and the runner up at the European International Championships in Austria
The British Tennis Club of the Year was Oxstalls Indoor Tennis Centre in Gloucestershire for the club's achievements across the whole of the tennis spectrum in 2011 and for setting a great example of a venue gaining recognition on and off court thanks to hard work and dedication.
The Schools Tennis Award went to Falconer Special School in Bushey, Hertfordshire, a Secondary Special School for boys, where there has been significant development in the integration of tennis into daily life at the school in 2011.
The Official of the Year was Denise Parnell, a very active referee who, in the last 12 months, has worked as either a referee or Hawkeye review official at the Davis Cup final, Australian Open, AEGON Classic, Wimbledon and the US Open to name but a few of her tournaments.
Official of the Year - Denise Parnell
The Highland Spring Hot Shot Award went to Anastasia Mikheeva, an AEGON FutureStar from Edinburgh who has achieved great results in international and national competitions in 2011 as well as developing her game through dedicated training programme. Anastasia, 12 years old, received her award from Leah Holmes, Sponsorship Executive at Highland Spring
The final award was the prestigious BNP Paribas Lifetime Achievement Award and was awarded to Mary Malloy from Town Walls Tennis Club in Shrewsbury for her lifetime contribution to the club as a player, organiser and volunteer. Mary was presented her award by Kate Webster, UK Head of Events and Sponsorship at BNP Paribas.
British Tennis Award Winners
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