Tennis club scoops three awards

Alderley Edge Tennis Club has picked up three awards at the Cheshire LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) awards ceremony on Monday, 14th November, which was attended by nearly 300 people from clubs around Cheshire.

Stuart Murray was awarded the Cheshire LTA 'Development Coach of the Year' award, less than two years after joining the Club as Head Coach.

Stuart, who has previously won Lancashire Coach of the year, said "I'm honoured to receive such a prestigious award from Cheshire Lawn Tennis Association less than two years after joining Alderley Edge Tennis Club. I'm looking forward to future success at the Club."

On the same evening the Under 18 Boys Team were presented with the Monkhouse Shield for the county-wide tournament which they won in September. The winning team of Oscar Walter, Zac Roberts, Max Ridings and Chris Sibbett had obviously benefitted from Stuart's coaching to win the event which Alderley Edge last triumphed in in 1983.

Additionally, Ruth Samuels was presented with the Cheshire LTA 'Unsung Hero' award by Michael Downey, Chief Executive of the LTA.

Ruth, who is Junior Tennis Chairman as well as being Honorary Secretary of the Club, said "It's great that the wider community recognise all the hard work that people like me put into a club like ours. Also it was fantastic that the top man at the UK Lawn Tennis Association presented me with my award!"

The Cheshire LTA awards are given for outstanding contributions to tennis in Cheshire.

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