Tennis Wales Awards 2018: The Shortlist

Monday, December 17, 2018

Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate their local champions for this year’s Tennis Wales Awards. Our panel had a tough job to shortlist and select the winners due to the outstanding contribution made at tennis venues across Wales. We look forward to celebrating these achievements with everyone at our ceremony in January. Please find below the shortlisted nominees for some of these categories. The winners of these will be announced on the evening.

Club Team of the Year

Ladies 1st Team, Rhiwbina Tennis Club

Cardiff Lawn Tennis Club Men’s 1st Team

Swansea Tennis Centre U18 Boys Team

Player of the Year

James Story

Morgan Cross

Evan Hoyt


Chiltern Sports: Club of the Year  *

Denbigh Lawn Tennis Club

Allt-Yr-Yn Tennis Club

Caerphilly Tennis Club


Team of the Year

Home Nations Junior 2018 Team

Cardiff Met LTA Team Tennis 14&U Boys

South Wales Ladies O35s


Volunteer of the Year  *

Vicki Broadbent

Amy Riley

Linda Sawyer


Coach of the Year  *

Penny Mickelsen

Martin Ellacott

Craig Ingham


inspire2coach: Young Volunteer  *

Abbie Lake

Matthew Heyes

Jonathon Dawes


We are also extremely happy to confirm the 2018 winners of the following awards. 

  • Official of the Year  * – Mark Wilkinson
  • Competition of the Year  * – LTA British Tour, Penarth
  • Community Venue of the Year  * – Aneurin Leisure
  • Disability Programme of the Year  * – Newport Tennis Centre
  • Education Programme of the Year  * – Cardinal Newman PE Department
  • Lifetime Achievement  * – Nigel Jones

All of these winners have been invited to join us on the evening to accept their awards. 

Our Tennis Wales ceremony will be held on Saturday 26th January 2019 at the Village, St David's Hotel in Ewloe and will be hosted by Lewis Vaughan Jones, BBC and ITN News presenter and Reporter.

If you would like to join us for the event, you can book your space for £32. The price would include an arrival drink, 3 course meal, tea/coffee and the ceremony itself. If you have any questions please contact Maria Rees ( / 029 2046 8335).

The winners of those categories marked with an * will automatically be nominated for a British Tennis Award.

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