26th May 2021
2021 LTA Tennis Awards National Finalists!

We are delighted to share that we have won the Regional Communities and Parks Tennis Award!

The awards, which are now in their sixth year, acknowledge the impressive achievements of schools, clubs, communities and LTA-approved tournaments. 

A record-breaking 2,600 entries were received for this year’s awards and were first judged at county level which resulted in 380 winners. As a result of winning the County Communities and Parks Tennis Award we were then put forward for regional awards.

During the presentation of the Regional awards the LTA said the following about Bristol Parks Tennis and the impact on the local community: 

"Despite the challenges of the last 12 months Bristol Parks Tennis has facilitated over 7000 people to play tennis in 3 beautiful parks. The work that our winner has done is the best example I have seen for making tennis welcoming, accessible and inclusive. Rich and his team have ensured that the investment made by the LTA & Bristol City council in 2018/19 has opened up tennis in the area to the fullest extent"

We now progress to the national finals together with winners from Tennis Wales and Tennis Scotland. Alongside advancing to the national finals, we will be presented with a trophy to mark the achievement over the coming weeks.

The 2021 LTA Tennis Awards ceremony, which will crown the national winners, will be broadcast on the LTA’s YouTube channel on Thursday 24 June at 8pm. For the third successive year the evening will be hosted by Great Britain Davis Cup captain Leon Smith, with a selection of players, celebrities and special guests presenting the awards.

LTA Volunteer Manager, Alex Beaumont, said: “The LTA Tennis Awards are our way of thanking and celebrating those who provide such a valuable contribution to tennis from grassroots through to elite level. As well as being high in number, the entries were also of an extremely high calibre and our judging panels for all categories were incredibly impressed. We are delighted that the tennis community continues to nominate such inspiring individuals, particularly after such a challenging past year, and we are really looking forward to announcing the 2021 winners and celebrating their outstanding achievements at the national ceremony.” 

Read our previous article for the county award.