Tennis clubs from Hinckley & Bosworth recognised in Midlands Region LTA British Tennis Awards

Posted: Thu, 05 Jul 2018 08:35

Tennis clubs from Hinckley & Bosworth recognised in Midlands Region LTA British Tennis Awards

Two Tennis Clubs from Hinckley and Bosworth came away with trophies from the Midlands Region LTA British Tennis Awards held at the Priory Club , Birmingham during the WTA Nature Valley event , on Tuesday. The two winners were:

Desford Lawn Tennis Club (Disability project of the Year)

Desford Lawn Tennis Club was presented with the award for its comprehensive provision, across all ages, encouraging players with special needs to play and progress. The club has delivered regular outreach sessions at special schools in the area and hosted disability coaching days, tournaments and competitions. The club supports "come and try it events" for people with special needs as well as supporting Special Olympic group tennis sessions at Green Towers in Hinckley.

The club undertake this work in partnership with Hinckley and Bosworth Council and the Local Sport and Health Alliance, the difference they have to people with special needs is incalculable.

Helen Buckingham "Outstanding Achievement Award"

Helen received her award for the many years she has committed to Market Bosworth Tennis Club. This has seen the club move from its previous home in the centre of Market Bosworth to its present home on Barton Road, with excellent flood light facilities and club house. Helen has overseen a constant growth in membership with a great focus on growing the club for young members.

Both winners will now go on to the national awards being held at Wimbledon on Tuesday 3rd July where the national winners will be announced.

Photo: Helen Buckingham and Matthew Chilvers (Assistant Coach, Desford Lawn Tennis Club) with there awards.

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