Portsmouth tennis coach Tim Lord-Hopkins was named the Heather Crouch Young Coach of the year at the UK Coaching Awards 2013 – supported by Gillette.
Tim was presented with the prestigious Award at a glittering evening event at the Montcalm, Marble Arch in London on 3 December.
Tim, 21, has coordinated and developed a pioneering and creative community tennis programme at Bransbury Park. It has been extremely successful in introducing tennis to people who might otherwise not play the game, including young people and adults with learning, physical and behavioural challenges.
Tim also is a member of the British Tennis Youth Group, a voluntary consultative body for British Tennis; made up of 13 tennis and sport enthusiasts aged between 16 and 25 years old. The Group work on four key areas, including working with national teams at the National Tennis Centre; helping with events and conferences for young people in tennis; supporting projects in their local area and managing a Youth Legacy Fund.
The UK Coaching Awards 2013, supported by Gillette, celebrates the role and performances of coaching and coaches at every level, from community coaches to elite coaches. Gillette’s support of the UK Coaching Awards follows its partnership with sports coach UK as part of the Gillette Great Starts’ campaign. The campaign was introduced to celebrate coaches and inspire the next generation through the offer of grants awarded through the scheme. Gillette recognise that coaching is an essential part of the future successes of sport in the UK and, together with sports coach UK, is committed to supporting and celebrating coaching in the UK.