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.
There are 14 award categories, PLUS Avon Tennis’s own Unsung Hero Awards:
Set criteria for each category provides clear guidance for making nominations. There are also tips and advice on 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 –
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