The search is on to find the nation’s biggest unsung tennis hero to take part in the prize giving at the season ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at the 02 Arena on 12 November. The winner will get to carry the trophy onto the court for the presentation to the singles winner, which last year was Roger Federer. They will also get first class travel, overnight accommodation and tickets to the finals for themselves and a guest.
The competition aims to recognise and reward people in the tennis community who have shown commitment, energy and passion in their tennis role, help development of the sport, provide leadership or just quite simply makes the difference between community tennis and no tennis.
David Wheldon, Barclays Managing Director, Brand, Reputation and Citizenship said: “Up and down the country there are thousands of people who give up their time to make things happen in community sport without whom the vast majority would not have sport to play.
“As sponsor of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals we want to find the unsung hero who helps tennis in the community; the member who manages the club fixtures; the grounds person who makes sure courts are in pristine condition; the coach who helps the next generation of tennis players, or even the parent who ferries the next generation of tennis players about. All of these and many others contribute much to their communities and we want to recognise them for their selfless dedication.”
For a chance to win this once in a lifetime opportunity, you can enter or nominate an unsung tennis hero, by completing an online nomination form at www.barclays.co.uk/tennishero
Entries need to be submitted by 28 October 2012.
Barclays through its Barclays Spaces for Sports community investment programme also runs the Barclays Community Sports Award to find grass roots champions who help in all sporting activity around the country. To find out more information please visit www.barclayscommunitysportsaward.com