Dan named top county coach

DAN Church from Westbury Park Tennis Club has been named Development Coach of the Year by Avon Tennis. 

The LTA-backed award is based on criteria such as coaching programmes, member and community engagement together with diversity, inclusion and safeguarding. 

Dan 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.

These awards recognise and champion the people who deliver tennis locally and are split into nine categories. 

Avon Tennis secretary Clive Sampson said: “The standard of entries this year was really high and I would like to congratulate all the winners. It is heartening to reward those who put so much effort into providing opportunities for others to play and enjoy tennis.”

 To find out more about the LTA Tennis Awards, visit www.lta.org.uk/awards .