Tennis club is Avon’s Club of the Year

Almondsbury and Bradley Stoke Tennis Club members have walked away with an impressive total of four awards from the Avon LTA annual tennis awards.

Almondsbury and Bradley Stoke Tennis Club has been awarded Avon LTA Club of the Year. This is in recognition of the friendly and outgoing club atmosphere. Club members are able to get involved in all sorts of ways, whether via social or competitive play, volunteering, social events, or joining tennis club trips and weekends. The club has also opened up its facilities to ‘pay and play’ so that the community is able to benefit. They would love to welcome visitors or prospective new members and the next open day is Sunday, March 24.

Head coach Toby Huddlestone won Performance Coach of the Year. Toby has done wonders with the junior players who are going from strength to strength. Toby currently has 18 county players and three regional players across multiple age groups within his coaching programme, which in an outdoor, four court venue, is very impressive!

Toby won funding from the Luke Wheaton Legacy Trust which has given the most promising players access to additional training sessions, which has been much appreciated. Toby still plays competitively himself, taking part recently in the Cardiff Welsh Masters.

Longstanding member Maggie Tyrrell won two awards: a lifetime achievement award and official of the year. Maggie was recognised for her long service to the tennis club over 25 years including many years as Chair, and also for her volunteering in running and refereeing regional tennis events. Outside of tennis, Maggie also represents her local community as a district and town councillor. 

These winners will now go forward with other county winners to a regional judging panel for the south and south west with the regional winners announced in April. The national ceremony will be held in London in July.

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