THE annual Tennis Wales awards have recognised the people and organisations that have contributed most to tennis in Wales during the past year with Penarth Windsor Lawn Tennis Club honoured.

The ceremony, was hosted by TV presenter Lewis Vaughan Jones, and took place on Saturday 26 January 2019 at the St Davids Hotel, Ewloe.

The 13 award categories recognised the achievements of players, volunteers, coaches, education providers, clubs and centres from across Wales during 2018.

Penarth Windsor LTC won the Competition – British Tour award.

The club ran the first British Tour Grade 1 event in Wales for some considerable years which provided a high level competition locally in Wales to the ever-growing number of performance players.

The venue offered a whole host of extras for this event which included free family housing for main draw player’s over 18, over 50 spectators each day and 250 for the final and free sports massage organised by the club.

They trained & kitted out junior members to ball crew the final, plus supplied ABTO officials. Volunteers sweeping/dragging clay courts after each match, a website was set up and BBC Wales media interest was gathered with interviews and filming. The event had two full men’s/ladies draws with a 16 qualifying draw in the men’s.

Plans are already in place with the help of its sponsors Chiltern Sports Contractors to ensure the club sees growth in 2019 with improved prize money and the benefit of having run one of the most successful Tour events in the calendar behind them.

Simon Johnson, Interim CEO at Tennis Wales said: “The Tennis Wales Awards are our opportunity to thank, recognise & reward all the amazing people who take part in our sport each year.

"From our volunteers, tennis coaches, officials, charitable partners and of course the people playing the game, it’s a great celebration for those involved.

"I’d like to thank everyone who gives up their time for the love of the game for all their work”.