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British Tennis Awards: Education and disability tennis programmes to be recognised

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Over the past few months tennis clubs, venues and programmes have been celebrating success at their annual County awards, as part of the overall British Tennis Awards. Tomorrow sees the next stage of the process as the regional winners are announced.

Across each of the 10 categories, winners will be selected for the North, Midlands, East, South East, and South West regions. These winners, alongside those from Tennis Scotland and Tennis Wales, will go forward to national judging, with the overall winners in each category being invited to Wimbledon to receive their awards.

The British Tennis Awards celebrate the achievements made by outstanding individuals and venues in British Tennis throughout the past year. They present British tennis as a whole with a great opportunity to say thank you to everyone in the schools, clubs, parks and community venues within England, Scotland and Wales who give so much to our sport.

British Tennis includes the many thousands of inspirational individuals involved in tennis, dedicating their precious time and energy; 25,000 volunteers, 4,400 coaches and 940 officials. The awards highlight the incredible achievements of some 20,000 schools, 2,700 clubs and over 9,700 LTA approved tournaments. The extraordinary contribution of these individuals and venues helps to bring fans and players closer to the game we all love.

Being recognised through the British Tennis Awards is a special achievement. Congratulations from the Tennis Foundation to everyone who has won a County award, and especially to those relating to the work we do delivering tennis to disabled people, young people in education, and young people in urban and disadvantaged communities – your contribution to British tennis is hugely appreciated!

For more details on the British Tennis Awards click here, and to find out the regional winners follow British Tennis’ social channels tomorrow.

The County winners for the Disability Award and the Education Award as listed below – good luck to all!

DISABILITY AWARD

This award is for a venue or a programme across venues which:

• has provided quality accessible and affordable opportunities for more people with a disability to play, volunteer or work in tennis – taking either a pan-disability approach or an impairment specific one.
• has grown the number of participants over the past year and provided excellent customer service to participants
• has provided a safe and inclusive environment that caters for all ages, abilities and backgrounds
• has demonstrated innovation and use of technology to grow and develop the programme

Last year’s overall winner was Grantham Tennis Club. This year’s County winners in contention for the 2018 Disability Award are:

Bedfordshire

No Barriers - Riverside LTC

Cambridgeshire

The Cambridge Festival of Inclusive Tennis

Cheshire

Wirral Disability Network

Derbyshire

Chesterfield

Devon

Double Bounce

Durham & Cleveland

Tees Valley Sound Tennis

Essex

Core Arts – Laura-Jane Connolly

Gloucestershire

Oxstalls Tennis Ability

Hants & IOW

Winchester Tennis Disability Initiative

Herefordshire & Worcestershire

Pershore Tennis Centre

Hertfordshire

Langley Tennis Club

Kent

Bromley Tennis Centre

Lancashire

Disability Racker Sports

Leicestershire

Desford Lawn Tennis Club

Lincolnshire

Grantham TC

Middlesex

Highgate Tennis Club

Norfolk

East Anglia Tennis and Squash Club

Nottinghamshire

The Disability Tennis Programme in partnership between the Tennis Centre and Activeace

Oxfordshire

White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre

Shropshire

Learning Disability Group, Telford Tennis Centre

Suffolk

Ipswich Sports Club

Surrey

Sutton Tennis Academy

Sussex

Adam Field

Warwickshire

Simon Lancaster

Wiltshire

Delta TC Swindon

Yorkshire

York Disability Tennis Network

Scotland

Prestwick Tennis & Fitness

Wales

Cardiff Metropolitan University

EDUCATION AWARD

This award is for a school, college or university which:

• has, in the past year, offered a significant and varied tennis programme of coaching and competitions for a large proportion of students or pupils of all abilities.
• offers students or pupils the chance to develop their life and/or employability skills through tennis, by offering courses such as Tennis Leaders, Coaching Assistant, Competition Organisers and/or Coaching Qualification courses.
• has successful and sustainable links with the local community and/or local tennis venues

Last year’s overall winner was Cardinal Newman RC School. This year’s County winners in contention for the 2018 Education Award are:

Bedfordshire

Bedford Girls School

Berkshire

Claire’s Court School

Cambridgeshire

Parkside Secondary School

Cheshire

Woodchurch High School

Derbyshire

University of Derby

Devon

Westward Ho! Ratings & Rankings

Durham & Cleveland

Acklam Whin Primary School

Essex

Calverton Primary School

Gloucestershire

Balcarras School

Hants & IOW

Sandown Bay Academy

Hertfordshire

Stuart Turkentine

Kent

Deal Parochial CE Primary School

Lancashire

Liverpool John Moores

Leicestershire

Loughborough University

Lincolnshire

Alan Grantham & Wolds School Sports Partnership

Middlesex

Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls

Norfolk

Thorpe St Andrew High School

Northamptonshire

Prince William School

Northumberland

Kings Priory School

Nottinghamshire

University of Nottingham

Oxfordshire

Oxford University

Shropshire

Ellemsere College

Staffordshire

Walsall College

Suffolk

Birchwood Tennis Club

Surrey

University of Surrey

Sussex

Bede’s

Warwickshire

Matthew Tew

Wiltshire

South Wilts Grammar School for Girls

Yorkshire

Boston Spa Academy Tennis Centre

Wales

Ysgol Gyfun Garth Olwg