LTA Awards


2021 LTA Tennis Awards - results now in....

The Cheshire County LTA Tennis Awards are usually awarded at a Presentation Evening every November. Like every event, Cheshire LTA has had to adapt this year they ran a virtual ceremony on 26th March.

And we were given three awards:

  • Winner of 'Unsung Hero' - David Killworth - Tennis Facilities

We are delighted that David Killworth was given an 'Unsung Hero' award for his fantastic continuous work relating the maintaining and developing our wonderful courts and floodlights 

    • Submission - learn how much work David and his team put into maintaining our top facilities.....
  • Finalist in 'Coach of the Year' category - Stuart Murray

Stuart Murray was a finalist in the very competitive 'Coach of the Year' category, having won the County and the Northern Region award in 2017. Stuart's fabulous YouTube videos and 'Challenge to the Grand Slams' were highlighted during the presentation

Highlight Commended in 'Club of the Year' category - Alderley Edge Tennis club!

And the Tennis Section was Highly Commended in the 'Club of the Year' category. As a club we won the County and the Northern Region in 2018.

We are now waiting a date for a member of the Cheshire LTA to come to the club and award the trophies. We will inform you when this has been arranged

We are proud that our club continues to be recognised by the LTA county organisation and we hope that you members continue to enjoy the facilities, the coaching and your tennis at our wonderful club in the years ahead..


Enjoy your tennis!

Ruth Samuels 


About the LTA Tennis Awards
Each year, the LTA Tennis Awards highlight the incredible achievements and contributions of people across Britain. 

Launched in 2015 with the help of former LTA president Cathie Sabin OBE, the awards recognise the many thousands of inspirational individuals involved in tennis, dedicating their precious time and energy; 25,000 volunteers, 4,672 coaches and 975 officials. They also highlight the incredible achievements of some 22,000 schools, 2,768 clubs and over 9,276 LTA approved tournaments. The contribution of these individuals and venues helps to bring fans and players closer to the game we all love.

Winners are judged from over 2,000 public nominations and are first judged by 38 County Associations, resulting in 380 County award winners who are then put forward for Regional awards. Finally, the Regional winners are put forward for the National LTA Tennis Awards alongside winners from Tennis Wales and Tennis Scotland.


And these are the LTA awards the club has won in past years:


  • David Paterson - LTA Official of the Year 2020 – National runner-up
  • Max Green – Cheshire Young Volunteer of the Year


  • Cheshire LTA ‘Club of the Year’
  • LTA North Region ‘Club of the Year’
  • Jan Slack – Cheshire LTA ‘Tennis for Life’ award - recognised for 35 years of fund raising for Cheshire LTA
  • David Paterson – ‘Cheshire LTA National Team Organiser of the Year’ - for organising the Cheshire LTA Team Tennis leagues with the highest percentage of completed matches
  • Stuart Murray - finalist in Cheshire LTA ‘Team of the Year’ as team coach / captain of the Under 14 Cheshire Boys team who reached the National finals - top eight in the country. Mason Dace was a member of the team.
  • Ruth Samuels - finalist in Cheshire LTA ‘Volunteer of the Year’ – for running the court development project and continuing involvement in development of the juniors
  • Also recognised in the Cheshire LTA ‘Salute to the Champions’ were the following members:
    • Mason Dace - winner of the Cheshire Under 14 Boys Doubles
    • Seb Jackson - winner of the over Cheshire 35 Mixed Doubles
    • James Stokes - winner of the Cheshire over 55 singles
    • Seb Jackson captained the 45 and over men’s team who finished fourth in the World Championship


  • David Paterson – ‘Cheshire LTA National Team Organiser of the Year’ - for organising the Cheshire LTA Team Tennis leagues with the highest percentage of completed matches


  • Stuart Murray – Cheshire LTA ‘Development Coach of the Year’
  • Stuart Murray – LTA North Region ‘Coach of the Year’
  • Ruth Samuels – Cheshire LTA ‘Unsung Hero of the Year’ – for helping develop the junior programme at the club