In what seems a lifetime ago now, back in March, we had a very prestigious LTA and Herts Tennis Awards Dinner evening lined up at Harpenden Golf Club to celebrate the wonderful work of our volunteers and tennis workforce in the County stage of the annual LTA Tennis Awards for 2019, This would have been as always a very joyous evening with all nominees for 2019 invited and where we would announce the county stage winners.
As luck would have it and with lockdown becoming ever imminent the reluctant decision was taken to postpone the ceremony so not to put anyone’s health at risk, with our greatest hopes being that we would be able to re-schedule for a few months ahead and celebrate as normal. It is therefore with a little sadness and disappointment that it has become apparent that we will not be able to have any celebratory gathering of any meaningful numbers for some time to come yet so we would like to announce the county winners as below as well as the additional County awards and presentations.
We would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate all our wonderful nominees and especially the winners on their success and thank everybody for all that they do to support tennis in Hertfordshire.
LTA Tennis Awards 2019 – County Stage Winners
Lifetime Achievement Nick Birchall
Volunteer of the Year Ainsley Culbert
Young Person of the Year Sam Jordan and Johnpaul Knell (joint winners)
Coach of the Year Ian Zellner
Club of the Year Bishops Stortford LTC
Community Programme Parktennis
Disability Programme Suman Sharma
Official of the Year Jamie Broomfield
Competition of the Year Watford & District League
Additional County Awards and Presentations
Mark Seymour Award David Latter
Laing Award Indianna Spink
County Colours David Stevenson
Winning 15/15 at County Cup Emily Arbuthnott
Performance of the Year Annabel Davis
Ladies Champions Letchworth
Men’s Champions Welwyn
Ladies Champions Hoddesdon
Men’s Champions Moor Park