Nominations open for the 2023 LTA Tennis Awards
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Nominations for the LTA Tennis Awards 2023, which highlight, acknowledge and reward the incredible achievements and contributions to tennis of people across Britain over the last year, are now open.
Launched in 2015 with the help of former LTA president Cathie Sabin OBE, the Awards recognise the many thousands of inspirational individuals involved in tennis, dedicating their precious time and energy to the continual development and growth of the sport. Over the past seven years, the Awards have illustrated the depth of service and talent within the tennis community across the UK and served as an inspiration to others to volunteer, coach, officiate or to play tennis.
The Awards highlight the talent across the tennis community in Britain, which includes 25,000 volunteers, 4,672 coaches and 975 officials. They also highlight the incredible achievements of some 22,000 schools, 2,768 clubs and over 9,270 LTA approved tournaments. The contribution of these individuals and venues helps to bring fans and players closer to the game we all love.
Last year, winners were judged from over 2,600 public nominations, and this year we are hoping to break the 3,000 barrier. Nominations are open until Wednesday 30 November and can be submitted via an online nomination form.
There are 13 award categories to choose from, covering both individual and collective recognition. Criteria for each category has been set to give those nominating clear guidance to follow. Nominees will be judged at a county level, with winners going through to the regional finals. The regional winners make up the LTA Tennis Awards National finalists.
The full list of categories is below:
- Club of the Year
- Development Coach of the Year
- Performance Coach of the Year
- Communities and Parks Award
- Competition of the Year
- Disability Award
- School of the Year
- University of the Year
- Official of the Year
- Lifetime Achievement
- Volunteer of the Year
- Young Person of the Year
- President’s Award
LTA Volunteering Manager, Alex Beaumont, said: “The LTA Tennis Awards are our way of thanking and celebrating the diverse range of individuals across Britain who provide such a valuable contribution to tennis in Britain, from grassroots through to the elite level.
“There have been so many inspiring stories from the tennis community over the last year and the 2023 LTA Tennis Awards provides the opportunity to recognise the individuals, clubs and venues across the country that have done so much for our sport and helped further open it up to people of all backgrounds during this period. I would encourage counties to recognise those that are most deserving of an award nomination. We wish all those nominated the very best of luck.”
Last year, the LTA crowned 17 national winners including Emma Raducanu as Player of the Year and Tia Norton as Padel Player of the Year. We celebrated the grassroots heroes of tennis, including Susie Griffiths (Volunteer of the Year) for her outstanding contributions to two clubs in Anglesey and Jenny Frow (Lifetime Achievement Award) for her efforts over 30 years, championing tennis for women and girls. Grantham Tennis Club won Club of the Year for leading the way in making tennis inclusive for all, whilst up and coming GB wheelchair player Ruby Bishop was named Young Person of the Year for her relentless drive to raise awareness of disability sport in schools.
Nominate a tennis hero for an lta award
Submit your nominations for the LTA Tennis Awards before the 30 November at the link below: