One of 18 national winners from across the country, Alice Robson of Ackworth Tennis Club secured the honoured award for ‘Development Coach of the Year’ for her exceptional contribution to grassroots and development tennis.
Growing a coaching programme from zero to 70, Alice has a passion for getting women and girls on-court and has developed innovative sessions including a Mother and Daughter’s tennis festival, all while mentoring new coaches and engaging more than 1,800 children from schools.
“By developing the Tennis Club I have created a coaching program and given lots of children the opportunity to play tennis.”
The new all-weather court at Ackworth School has allowed the club to become more diverse, being wheelchair accessible. The club would not exist if it was not for the joint efforts of all the partners from the Head of Ackworth School, Anton Maree, to The Tim Henman Foundation, and LTA.