Boulter, Norrie, Salisbury & Hewett crowned winners at 2024 LTA Player of the Year Awards
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Seven British tennis stars have been unveiled as winners in the prestigious Player of the Year Awards.
The 2024 LTA Player of the Year Awards, presented by Lexus, highlight and acknowledge the British players who had standout performances during last year’s season.
Congratulations to all of this year’s amazing winners.
The full list is set out below:
2024 LTA Players of the Year, presented by Lexus
- Women’s Singles Player of the Year – Katie Boulter
- Men’s Singles Player of the Year – Cam Norrie
- Doubles Player of the Year – Joe Salisbury
- Wheelchair Player of the Year – Alfie Hewett
- Junior Girl's Player of the Year – Hannah Klugman
- Junior Boy's Player of the Year – Henry Searle
- Junior Wheelchair Player of the Year – Dahnon Ward
The four elite players won their respective category following a vote by tennis fans (LTA Advantage members) and the LTA’s Performance Team, based on their matches in the 2023 calendar year.
Boulter had a tremendous season and became the became British No.1 for the first time in her career in May.
The 27-year-old from Leicester also claimed her first WTA Tour title by winning the Rothesay Open Nottingham in June, beating fellow British player Jodie Burrage in the final and reached a career-high ranking of No.50 in September.
She also picked up her 10th Billie Jean King Cup win during the Play-Off tie against Sweden in November as she beat Caijsa Hennemann, before clinching another vital win over on day two to help Great Britain reach the 2024 Qualifiers.
“I’m incredibly happy with all that I achieved during the 2023 season," she said. "Winning my first WTA title is something I’ve always dreamed about, and I was thrilled to be able to use that momentum to push myself into the top 50 for the first time.
I have been working very hard but there’s a lot of work to be done and I’m keen to strive for much more. Especially with all the British fans behind me. The support makes all the difference. Thank you.”
Norrie started the year on a high after beating the world No.2 Carlos Alcaraz to win the ATP 500 Rio Open in February. The fifth ATP title of his career.
In a tough visit to South America, he won his singles matches against Colombia's Nicolas Barrientos and Nicolas Mejia to seal Great Britain's passage to the Davis Cup Finals group stage. He also played for Team GB in the Davis Cup Final 8 in Spain.
The 28-year-old also reached the quarter-finals at the cinch Championships at The Queen's Club after wins against Miomir Kecmanovic and Jordan Thompson.
Norrie ended the year as Great Britain's No.1 ranked player.
“I had a great start to the year winning the Rio Open in a tight match against Carlos Alcaraz," he said. "It was also a real honour to play for Team GB in Colombia, Manchester and Malaga in the Davis Cup.
“I’m looking forward to building on those performances. It felt really good to finish the year again as the British No.1. Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for me. I look forward to playing in front of British fans in the summer.’’
Salisbury won the US Open doubles title for the third time alongside partner Rajeev Ram, as they became the first team in the Open Era to win the Flushing Meadows title in three consecutive years.
The US Open win was one of four titles in 2023 for Salisbury and Ram, as they also won in Lyon, Vienna and at the ATP Finals.
The 31-year-old was selected to represent Great Britain in the Davis Cup qualifying tie against Colombia in February and the Final 8 in Malaga in November.
“To be recognised by the British fans again is a wonderful achievement," Salisbury said. "To win the US Open doubles title for the three consecutive years alongside my partner Rajeev Ram is just amazing.
"I will continue to work hard and push for more success in 2024. I look forward to playing in front of British fans during the grass court season and will enjoy the incredible atmosphere they generate."
Alongside partner Gordon Reid, he also won the first three Grand Slam doubles titles of 2023, including the Wimbledon wheelchair doubles championship for a fifth time.
The Norfolk player finished 2023 as year-end men’s singles world No.1 for the first time in his career after he clinched the Singles Masters title for the third time and also added the Doubles Masters title for the third time alongside Reid.
He also won the men's singles title at the Lexus British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championship for the second time in three years in August after a 6-0, 6-2 win over Belgium’s Joachim Gerard in the final.
Alfie was the first wheelchair tennis player to make the BBC's Sports Personality Of The Year shortlist and also the first wheelchair player to be named Player of the Year by the British Tennis Journalists’ Association.
"It’s been an absolute incredible year and there have been so many amazing moments both on and off the court," Hewett said.
"To finish 2023 as World Champion for the first time in my career is so special. It’s been a wonderful year all-round.
“We want to make the sport more visible to as many people as possible and obviously being recognised by British fans with this award is great. Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote and who helped me win."
17-year-old Henry Searle had a year to remember when he became just the 12th British player in history to reach the Boys’ singles final at Wimbledon.
He lifted the title in straight sets and didn’t drop a set during the tournament.
The teenager is combining his tennis while also studying at Loughborough Amherst School, where he is currently taking A-Levels in Psychology and History.
Sports mad, apart from tennis, he also loves to cheer on his favourite football team – Wolverhampton Wanderers – or get out on the golf course.
Teenager Klugman made history when she became the first British player to win the prestigious U18 Orange Bowl girls' singles title in Florida.
The Orange Bowl ranks as one of the biggest international competitions in junior tennis alongside the Grand Slams and previous winners of the girl’s event include Coco Gauff, Bianca Andreescu, Caroline Wozniacki and Chris Evert. In 2022, Klugman also finished runner-up in the U14 girl’s event.
14-year-old Klugman has been supported by our Men’s & Women’s Programme for a number of years and currently trains at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton with her coach, Ben Haran.
The trophy in Florida caps off a strong year for Klugman, who recently became the youngest player to qualify for an ITF $100,000 at the LTA Performance Competitions Calendar event in Shrewsbury, where she went on to make the quarter-final.
In 2023 she has also made the quarter-finals of the girl’s singles at the US Open and the final of the girl’s doubles at Wimbledon with Isabelle Lacy.
She also joined forces with Mingge Xu and Hephzibah Oluwadare to finish third at the Billie Jean King Cup Juniors by Gainbridge Finals.
18-year-old British wheelchair tennis star Ward was the toast of New York after becoming both the US Open Junior Wheelchair singles and doubles champion.
Dahnon, who finished runner-up to Britain’s Ben Bartram last year – defeated top seed and junior world No.2 Francesco Felici 6-4, 6-3 in the final to seal his maiden junior singles Slam.
Later that day, the young Brit returned to court with fellow countryman Joshua Johns to close out a comfortable 6-0, 6-3 win over American duo Charlie Cooper and Tomas Majetic.
Dahnon has now won the US Open junior wheelchair boys’ doubles title twice in two years, while in senior competition he claimed his first ITF 3 men’s singles title at the Sion Open in Switzerland.
He is ranked as the GB No.4 with a world ranking of 22, a career-high reached in November.
He is supported by our wheelchair performance pathway – the Pro Scholarship Programme.