Liz Sweeting from Cheshire LTA is coming to the club on Friday 9th June at 7pm to present Stuart with the 'LTA Northern Region Coach of the Year' trophy, following his award as 'Cheshire LTA Development Coach of the Year'.
Weather permitting, we will make the presentation on court at 7pm after the Friday night Wimbledon squad (court 11). Those of you attending junior club night - it would be great if you could stay on and support Stuart.
We welcome all tennis members (and parents of tennis members) to come along and support Stuart - it is a great achievement!
As usual on a Friday, there will be a barbecue on the terrace and the usual food offering in the club-house - so please come to the presentation and enjoy the evening at the club.
Here is an extract from the news article sent out by Cheshire LTA regarding the award:
Cheshire LTA is delighted to announce that Stuart Murray, Head Coach at Alderley Edge Tennis Club, has been named the North Region’s Coach of the Year in the Aegon British Tennis Awards.
Having been named Cheshire Coach of the Year, Stuart was put forward to a regional judging panel, who decided to recognise his efforts to increase youth participation with this further Regional award.
As AECC Tennis Head Coach, Stuart has been instrumental in helping the junior section of the Cheshire-based club to grow five-fold between February 2015 and June 2016. The Regional panel were also impressed by Stuart’s can-do attitude to coaching. Undeterred by the lack of indoor provision at AECC Tennis, Stuart secured the use of local indoor community facilities over the winter months to enable coaching to continue for 30+ local juniors.
Of the award, Rob Forster, President of Cheshire County LTA added:
“It is an honour for Cheshire to have a regional winner in the Aegon British Tennis Awards. Stuart’s contribution towards local tennis in Cheshire has been outstanding and the award is fully deserved. We wish Stuart every luck as he now goes forward to be judged by a national panel for the title of national award winner."
The awards are a joint initiative between The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), the Tennis Foundation, partner Aegon and 40 local/national tennis associations, including Cheshire. The Awards reward and champion the people who deliver tennis in communities across Great Britain.
As a Regional Award Winner, Stuart will now be put forward to a national judging panel who will determine overall winners for each category.