At the Hampshire & IOW LTA Awards evening two special awards were given to Bob Battersby and Charles Trippe in recognition of their outstanding contributions to Hampshire & IOW tennis.
After many years service on the Hampshire & IOW Committee, Charles became the County Treasurer from 1977-1998 and was Chairman from 1997-2003.
In 1995 Charles became member of the LTA Main Board and served as Chairman of the National Tennis Development Board from 1995-1997. Charles was Treasurer of the LTA from 1998-2000 and Deputy President from 2000-2003 and President from 2003-2005.
Bob has been a member of the Hampshire & IOW Committee for nearly 25 years and was County Chairman from 2005-2010. In 2004 Bob became a County Councillor and joined the LTA Main Board in 2010.
Both Charles and Bob have played for the County for a number of years and for the various Vets age groups and are both currently members of the Hampshire & IOW Council.