By Julian Wellings
At the Gloucestershire Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA) British Tennis Awards on Monday 26th November, East Glos Club was proud to walk away with eight awards.
The annual event which was held at Brickhampton Golf Club forms part of the LTA British Tennis Awards, which are a celebration of people and places that deliver participation and competition. The awards recognise the great work that happens at local tennis clubs and centres in the county.
The East Glos award winners were:
- Volunteer of the Year – Jim Cressey
- Official of the Year – Simon Corbishley
- Mary Eyre Junior Boy Player of the Year – James Findlay
- Ladies Premier Division title – Captain Kathryn Cookson
- Ladies Division 1A title – Captain Chantal Ball
- Seniors Mixed Winners – Captain Jim Gosling
- Seniors Ladies Winners – Captain Felicity Thomas
- Seniors Men’s Winners – Captain Peter Collins
All county winners will be put through to the LTA British Tennis Awards Regional Finals, with the winners of that progressing to the National awards
Darren Morris, Club Manager said, “We are proud that our members have been recognised by these awards as recognition of the dedication that have put into East Glos and tennis. Jim has volunteered many hours for the club, county and national associations, travelling up and down the country to try and get more people playing tennis.
“James has had an extremely successful year competing at the highest level and a ranking high of six in the country at under 16s. He has won numerous titles including County Champion at U16 & 18 and Men’s Club Champion at East Glos.
“Simon has officiated for several years with professionally run tournaments, and the respect of players and parents who attend. Officials are vital for juniors and adults to compete within the county and region and Simon is up there with the best.”
Photo: East Glos Ladies Captains winners: Felicity Thomas, Laura Eales, Chantal Ball, Kathryn Cookson, Esther Curtis, Andrea Butland.
Photos below by Megan Williams Photography.
Photo: Gloucestershire Championships winners, presented by past LTA President Cathie Sabin (far right).
Photo: James Findlay, GLTA Junior Boy Player of the Year, with past LTA President Kathie Sabin.
Photo: Jim Cressey, Volunteer of the Year with past LTA President Kathie Sabin.
Photo: Simon Corbishley, Official of the Year with past LTA President Kathie Sabin