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Charlotte Gibbons with Royston Kimberly (Tenniscoach UK), Johan Kriek and Matt James (LTA)
The 2012 Tenniscoach UK/ LTA Darren Toop Young Coach of the Year has been awarded to Charlotte Gibbons at the recent Tenniscoach UK conference.
Charlotte who works at Letchworth Tennis Club was presented the award by Johan Kriek, two times winner of the Australian Open and former World Number 7.
Charlotte joins a list of previous winners including Ashley Neaves from David Lloyd, Southampton and last year's winner Robert Morgan from Bolton Arena.
In July, Charlotte also won the AEGON Coach of the Month Award for her work Letchworth Tennis Club and Batchwood Tennis Centre and at National Mini Tennis week.
On winning the award Charlotte said: "Winning the award is not just a positive for myself, but a positive to all female coaches out there. It is great to see more female coaches in the field as they are strong role models for the up and coming players. On a personal note I am extremely pleased to receive this award and proves that hardwork does get noticed which is a tribute to myself, my players and my club.”
Charlotte Gibbons - AEGON Coach of the Month
The Darren Toop Young Coach of the Year is awarded annually to an outstanding coach aged 25 or under.
Darren Toop was the youngest coach to successfully complete the LTA Performance Coach Award. He died in a tragic accident in 1996 aged 22 and the award that bears his name is in recognition of his achievements and his memory.
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