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2024 LTA Tennis Awards

2024 LTA Tennis Awards - EXTENDED DEADLINE

Nominations for the 2024 LTA Awards and the 'Avon Tennis Unsung Hero' awards are open.

You now have until 31st December, with the extended deadline, to submit your nominations via the online form here: Submit a nomination

The LTA awards highlight the achievements and contributions of people in tennis across Britain.

Launched in 2015 with the help of former LTA president Cathie Sabin OBE, they recognise individuals, teams and clubs involved in tennis, and over the past eight years have served as an inspiration to others to volunteer, coach, officiate or to play tennis.

Last year’s winners were judged from over 2,600 nominations; this year the LTA hopes to break the 3,000 barrier.

Nominees will be judged at county level, with winners going through to the regional finals. The regional winners make up the LTA Tennis Awards national finalists.

Nominate here

There are 14 award categories, PLUS Avon Tennis’s own Unsung Hero Awards:

  1. Lifetime Achievement Award
  2. Volunteer of the Year
  3. Rising Star (Young Person) Award
  4. Development Coach of the Year
  5. Performance Coach of the Year
  6. Club of the Year
  7. Connecting Communities Award
  8. Park Venue Award
  9. School of the Year
  10. University of the Year
  11. Official of the Year
  12. Competition of the Year
  13. Tennis For All (Inclusion) Award
  14. President’s Award

Set criteria for each category provides clear guidance for making nominations. There are also tips and advice on writing a good nomination.

LTA Awards criteria

Tips for writing a good Nomination

Watch the video from LTA President Sandi Procter on how to write a good nomination here.

Avon Tennis Unsung Hero Award Criteria:

This is a special award to acknowledge those people who have contributed to the success of tennis in our County who may not fall within the LTA Nomination criteria but who equally deserve recognition.

The recipients of this award would have made a substantive yet unheralded contribution to tennis in the County that has resulted in a positive impact to their Club, the local Community or the Tennis Environment in which they operate.

They may be –

  • Volunteers who do the thankless jobs behind the scenes
  • Someone who through their hard work and selflessness goes above and beyond what is expected of them, without receiving compensation
  • Individuals or groups whose exceptional efforts have truly made a difference to society

The 2023 LTA Tennis Awards for achievements in 2022, once again provide the opportunity to say "thank you" to all of the brilliant volunteers, coaches, officials and organisations that help make tennis in Avon what it is today.

Alice Hiscott, Rising Star Award

Dan Church, Development Coach of the Year

Donna Budd, Official of the Year

Sodbury Tennis Club, Club of the Year

Incredible news! The following five nominations were also category winners at the LTA South & South West Regional Awards. Huge congratulations go to:

Claire Nutt, Cathie Sabin Volunteer of the Year Award

Helen Abbott, Lifetime Achievement Award

Martyn Bray, Performance Coach of the Year Award

Somer Valley Tennis, Connecting Communities Award

Jonny Fenner, Tennis for All Award

They were all invited to be presented at Cinch Championship 'Queens' in June. Such a fantastic achievement.

In addition, the University of Bristol Tennis Club was shortlisted as a finalist in the University of the Year category.

The awards were first launched in 2015 and are in place to celebrate the thousands of people who dedicate their life to supporting the grassroots of the game, whether it’s through recreational competitions or disability programmes.

Past winners of the LTA Awards can be viewed by following the link: lta-awards.pdf