On Friday 10th February, Norfolk LTA hosted a Norfolk Tennis Awards Dinner. The Awards Dinner held at Sprowston Manor welcomed over 130 guests to celebrate the success of tennis across the county over the last year.
Mike Hughes welcomed all with some light hearted trivia and game playing before a 3 course dinner was served. Norfolk LTA President, Richard Palmer set the tone for the evening and introduced each of the winners with the support of some guest speakers (Donna Andrews, Hillary Kerrison).
Many thanks also to Nicola Maskens, Oxfordshire LTA President for presenting the awards. Nicola kindly stepped in last minute for Cathie Sabin who was unable to attend due to ill health.
Here is the list of Winners:
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR: Amanda Lewis, Blofield Tennis Club
YOUNG VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR: Joy Andrews, Tennis for Life
Joys Mum Donna Andrews collected the award on behalf of her daughter.
PRESIDENTS COMMENDATION: Luca Ramasso, Gt Massingham
AEGON COACH OF THE YEAR: Andrew Margarson, Cromer LTC
PRESIDENTS COMMENDATION: Paul Hope, Titan Tennis Academy
HIGHLAND SPRING CLUB OF THE YEAR: Hingham Tennis Club
COMMUNITY VENUE AWARD: Norwich Parks Tennis
EDUCATION AWARD: Catton Grove Primary School
DISABILITY AWARD: UEA Sportspark
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT: Mike Walker, Wells Town Tennis Club
Mike was unable to attend and will presented with his award at the AGM on 15th March.
HON LIFE MEMBERSHIPS: Derek Perry and Karen Woodrow
OVER 50s SPECIAL MOMENTO: Trish Peal
Congratulations to all the winners and thank to all the guests for making it an evening to remember.