Great Britain presented with Tennis Europe wheelchair tennis award
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Great Britain has won the Tennis Europe Wheelchair Tennis Award for the third time in recognition of a successful 2019 season - regaining the title they claimed in 2017 from the Netherlands.
Kicking off the first day of play at inaugural the Wheelchair Team Battle at the National Tennis Centre, LTA President David Rawlinson announced the presentation to the assembled players prior to the official group picture. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Tennis Europe AGM was delayed from March until October and this was the first opportunity to do a ‘presentation’ in public to the players en masse.
Since 2001, Tennis Europe has been presenting awards every year to the best performing of the 50 European nations across five categories – Overall Nation, Junior Tennis, Professional, Seniors and Wheelchair.
The Wheelchair Tennis Award takes into account team performances at the World Team Cup as well as the men’s, women’s and quads year-end rankings.
LTA President David Rawlinson said: “It’s a great honour to receive this award from Tennis Europe for the third time, recognising our achievements in Wheelchair Tennis right across men’s, women’s, quads and juniors. Our entire wheelchair performance programme is something we at the LTA take great pride in as a Federation and we are looking forward to hopefully an even better year in 2021 both on and off the court.”
According the latest edition of the Tennis Europe Trophy standings by nation, Great Britain has risen from ninth to sixth, a 50-strong list that is headed by France which you can see here.