What a night at the virtual 2020 LTA National Tennis Awards, Yorkshire had 3 finalists including Ellie Lake – Young Person of the Year, Alice Robson – Development Coach of the Year and Don Saul – Cathie Sabin Award Volunteer of the Year.
One of the first awards to be announced was the Young Person of the Year – overall there were 6 finalists Nationally, they were then whittled down to 3, Ellie being one of the final 3. Ellie from Sheffield College and Hallam Grange Tennis Club of Sheffield came runner-up, well done Ellie for the recognition for all of the hard you have and are putting into tennis, very well deserved.
We then waited for Leon Smith to announce Development Coach of the Year, Alice Robson went straight into the top 3 finalists and was announced WINNER!! Judy Murray had some lovely words to say and we couldn’t agree more. Alice has taken Ackworth Tennis Club from strength to strength in the coaching area – keep up the great work Alice!
Last but by no means least Don Saul was a finalist in the Cathie Sabin Volunteer of the Year for Ackworth Tennis Club. Don won the award in a very tough category and we couldn’t be more happy for him. Don has taken Ackworth Tennis Club from the bottom to the top, if it wasn’t for Don there would no longer be Ackworth Tennis Club. Enjoy your celebrations for winning the award Don we will all raise a glass with you.
Congratulations to all of you – you deserve the recognition a
The National Awards were recently presented at Ackworth Tennis Club to Don and Alice by the President of the LTA, David Rawlinson. Supporters on the day included the committee of Ackworth Tennis Club and representatives from Yorkshire Tennis and the North Region LTA.