LTA CLUB OF THE YEAR 2017 (Durham & Cleveland)

Yes, it's official. We are the best tennis club in the County! At the LTA (D&C) Awards ceremony on Friday 19th January, Shotley & Benfieldside Tennis Club beat off stiff competition from Blaydon, Durham Archery, Sunderland, Wellfield and Yarm Tennis Clubs to be awarded Club of the Year for 2017.

The award reflects the hard work that has been done to develop the Club and its facilities over the past couple of years, to extend the range of activities we offer the local community and to continue to excel on court. Our thanks to all members, and especially to those volunteers who have given their time to 'make the difference'.

At the same ceremony, we were delighted to see our long-serving Committee Member and Maintenance Officer, David Graham, awarded the LTA D&C Volunteer of the Year Trophy. David has played a key role in all the investment that has been carried out over the past few years as well as ensuring our facilities remain among the best in the North East. A richly deserved recognition of his importance to our Club. David also won the Meritorious Award for long service.

Both David and the Club now progress to the North Region Awards later in the year. Fingers crossed!