Individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to Oxfordshire tennis over the last year were recognised at the Tennis Oxfordshire AGM (25 February).
The British Tennis Awards have been set up to identify volunteers, coaches, tennis clubs, community centres and local parks who have gone the extra mile in encouraging people into the game.
All the winners will now go through to regional finals and potentially to the national final held at Wimbledon.
“The awards are an opportunity for us to recognise the wonderful work which goes on in Oxfordshire tennis and single out those people who encourage, motivate and inspire everyone involved in tennis – and without whom our sport just wouldn’t be what it is,” said Nicola Maskens, Chair of Tennis Oxfordshire.
The winners were (from left to right):
Ed Large : Community Award
Jack Rooney (representing NOLTC Men’s Team): Team Award
Jon Maskens: Coach Award
Jenny Robson: Lifetime Achievement Award
Jason Oliver: Abingdon LTC Club Award
Lyn Haslet-Hawkins: Volunteer Award
Alan Elbourne: Lifetime Achievement Award
King Alfred’s School : Tennis School Award
Catherine Jackson: Volunteer Award
Bianca Pallatt: Disability Award
Mat Hunter: Outstanding Contribution to Community Tennis Award
Callum West: Young Volunteer Award