Slinfold Tennis Club win Sussex Tennis Club of the Year
Sun, 02 Dec 2018 00:00
Held at the Amex stadium Brighton the annual Tennis Sussex awards took place on Saturday 17th November. The awards recognise outstanding achievement covering both Team and Individual performance from junior to veterans and specialist categories for School and Disabled players. The Awards also recognise contributions from Organisers, Coaches and Officials in assisting to grow the game across the county.
Slinfold Tennis club were nominated in the prestigious Club of the Year category and despite the inclusion of nine other leading clubs on the shortlist were thrilled to take home winners prize of an engraved salver, certificate and £25 equipment voucher. The club will now go forward as the Sussex representative in the LTA South East Regional Awards.
In accepting the award Club Chairman Andrew Gentry explained the development programme at the club which has seen the completion of a purpose built clubhouse, renewed floodlighting, a secure car park for 44 vehicles, replacement of perimeter fencing and the laying of 3 artificial clay tennis courts.
The club has enjoyed a significant increase in playing members and the launching of additional club sessions to cater for the demand. The club is now moving on with plans for a 4th court and in partnership with Nigel Matthews Coaching looking to revitalise the junior section.
None of this would have been possible without the efforts of the previous Club chairmen, the support of the committee members, the patience of the membership and the ongoing partnership with the Parish Council team.