LTA Tennis Awards

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The LTA Tennis Awards presented by Lexus, launched in 2015 with the help of former LTA President Cathie Sabin OBE, celebrate the achievements made by outstanding individuals and venues in tennis throughout the past year, from grassroots tennis to elite performance. They present us all with a great opportunity to say “thank you” to those who generously give their time to our sport and open up tennis.

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Our LTA Tennis Awards winners have been announced………..

Volunteer of the Year
Ann Lunn

Club of the Year
St Leonards & St Ives Tennis Club

Park Venue of the Year
Branksome Park Tennis

Development Coach of the Year
Liana Hodgson

Performance Coach of the Year
Phil Loose

School of the Year
Spetisbury Primary School

Official of the Year
Kieran Staniford

Competition of the Year
100th Bournemouth Open 2023

Lifetime Achievement Award
Clive Richardson

President’s Award
Normal Shelley

Tennis for All Award
Chris Biddle

Rising Star Award
Thomas Windsor

Connecting Communities Award
Annie Smith

Congratulations to the deserving winners who now go through to the Regional Awards. Best of luck to everyone.

More nominations than ever before were received, each of outstanding quality.  Thank you to all those who submitted a nomination and a special appreciation to all those who were nominated, for your outstanding contributions, dedication and hard work for tennis in Dorset.


branksome park tennis runner upCONGRATULATIONS to Branksome Park Tennis, runner-up of the LTA National Tennis Award for Park Venue of the Year 2023.

Branksome Park Tennis has been voted Tennis Park Venue of the Year for Dorset in 2018, 2021 and for 2023, County and Regional winner and runner-up of the National Award.

Aaron Russell and Andy Russell attended the LTA National Awards Ceremony at the National Tennis Centre where they were presented with their Award by Scott Lloyd, LTA Chief Executive who introduced Branksome Park Tennis as one of three finalists :

'Branksome Park Tennis, which despite its small size, has proved hugely popular.  With affordable membership options ensuring anyone can play, the venue has seen over 50,000 class bookings since opening.  The venue has built an all round experience for those who play tennis with a shop and a cafe on site, a welcoming environment and atmosphere are put above all else'

Club of the Year
Broadstone Tennis Club

Performance Coach of the Year
Catherine Lawson

Lifetime Achievement Award
Sue White

Official of the Year
Peter Grimsdale

School of the Year
Talbot Heath School

Park Venue of the Year
Branksome Park Tennis