The annual Tennis Wales awards have recognised the people and organisations that have contributed most to the sport during the past year.
The winners included players, volunteers, coaches, clubs and centres, as well as local authorities.
The awards were presented by Professor Laura McAllister, chair of Sport Wales, in a ceremony hosted by TV presenter Arfon Haines Davies, at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport. “The awards recognise our most talented people, but also reward those who make it possible for thousands to enjoy tennis in Wales every week,” said Tennis Wales chief executive Peter Drew.
“Over the past 12 months we have continued to increase our membership to over 14,000 players across Wales,” he added. “We also have hundreds of coaches and volunteers who make tennis accessible at the heart of our communities.”
Award winners were:
Volunteer of the Year – Paul Sinnadurai (South Powys),
Young Volunteer – Emily Watson (Colwyn Bay)
Performance Coach of the Year – Chris Lewis (Virgin Cardiff)
Development Coach of the Year – Mark Thomas (Swansea Tennis Centre)
Club/Centre of the Year – Cardiff (Castle) LTC
Team of the Year – South Wales Men’s County Team
Player of the Year – Evan Hoyt (Llanelli)
Local Authority – Powys
Outstanding Contribution to tennis in Wales – Chris Rudkin
Outstanding Achievement – Swansea365 team and the Swansea Tennis Centre
Information on all aspects of tennis in Wales is available from our client, Tennis Wales at www.lta.org.uk/in-your-area/Wales/