Collingham Tennis Club continues to be recognised for its work in bringing people into tennis.
In November 2013, the club was voted Club of the Year within the Newark and Sherwood District. At the Nottinghamshire County Sports Awards on Monday 20th January, Collingham Tennis Club received the trophy for CLUB OF THE YEAR 2013 for the whole of the county. They faced very strong competition from other clubs representing a wide variety of sports throughout Nottinghamshire.
This is a tremendous achievement for the club.
Among the reasons given for their success were the growth in numbers over the last year, especially the increasing numbers of girls and younger women playing tennis at Collingham, the use of Junior Tennis Leaders, growing junior groups, the increased number of teams and the level of outside funding they have attracted to the club.
The trophy was accepted on our behalf by Tom Barrie and Eddie Boyce.
Photograph shows some of the club players at the ceremony accepting the award from football managers Sean Derry of Notts County and Ben Hutchinson of Mansfield Town.
Collingham Tennis Club are going to have to invest in a trophy cabinet as they have been awarded so many trophioes over the last year:-
2012 Marie Benoy: LTA Nottinghamshire Lifetime Achievement Award
2012 Mike & Roz Ditchburn: Newark & Sherwood District Council Volunteers of the Year
2012 Mike & Roz Ditchburn: LTA Nottinghamshire Volunteer of the Year
2013 Collingham Tennis Club: Newark & Sherwood District Council Sports Club of the Year
2013 Chris McGill: Newark & Sherwood District Council finalist for Coach of the Year
2013 Holly Fender: Newark & Sherwood District Council finalist for Junior Volunteer of the Year
2013 Collingham Tennis Club: Nottinghamshire Sports Club of the Year
2013 Chris Benoy: finalist for Lifetime Achievement Award
2014 Holly Fender & Eddie Boyce: Gold Vispa Award for each completing over 50 hours volunteering for the club
And the club is still awaiting a phone call following their nomination in the National Sports & Recreation Alliance Award.