Hingham Tennis receives Highland Spring Club of the Year award during Aegon British Tennis Awards ceremony at Wimbledon

Hingham Tennis receive their Highland Spring Club of the Year award at the Aegon British Tennis Awar

Hingham Tennis receive their Highland Spring Club of the Year award at the Aegon British Tennis Awards at Wimbledon.Pictured, from left,Thomas Raison from Highland Spring. Hingham Tennis volunteers Lindsey Read, Emily Cary and Simon Underhill and head coach Sam Howlett. Picture: LTA - Credit: LTA

The national success of Hingham Tennis has been recognised at the Aegon British Tennis Awards at Wimbledon.

Hingham Tennis receive their Highland Spring Club of the Year award at the Aegon British Tennis Awar

Hingham Tennis receive their Highland Spring Club of the Year award at the Aegon British Tennis Awards at Wimbledon.They are, from left, head coach Sam Howlett, Norfolk LTA president Richard Palmer and volunteers Simon Underhill, Emily Cary and Lindsey Read. Picture: LTA - Credit: LTA

As previously reported, the impressive project to revamp the tennis facilities in the village, near Wymondham, has won the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) Highland Spring Club of the Year award for 2016.

Volunteers Lindsey Read, Emily Cary and Simon Underhill were the driving force behind raising the £91,000 in funding the redevelop of Hingham's dilapidated outdoor courts.

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They were joined by head coach Sam Howlett for an awards lunch at the All England Club yesterday, among the buzz of the second day of this year's Wimbledon, receiving their award a £5,000 grant from the LTA.

Hingham Tennis have won the LTA National Club of the Year 2017 award. Picture: Ian Burt

Hingham Tennis have won the LTA National Club of the Year 2017 award. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The project was largely funded by a £75,000 Sport England grant, with the volunteers raising the extra £16,000 through crowd-funding and support from local businesses.


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