Raise a racket for Scotland’s top tennis club!

Lenzie Tennis Club. Coach Allwyn Crawford and club members with Tennis Scotland Club of the year award 27.4.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes
Lenzie Tennis Club. Coach Allwyn Crawford and club members with Tennis Scotland Club of the year award 27.4.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes

ACES at Lenzie Tennis Club have secured a stunning victory.

Lenzie has been named Tennis Scotland’s Club of the Year.

The prestigious award caps a truly remarkable 12 months for Lenzie Tennis Club.

During that time they have achieved ‘clubmark’ status, enhanced their junior programme to more than 100 youngsters and increased the number of those regularly taking part in competitions from 20 to 67.

Club coach Allwyn Crawford said that everyone at the Lindsaybeg Road club was delighted with the recognition of all their hard work from Tennis Scotland.

Allwyn said: “This award means that the club is going in the right direction.

“We’ve had a great turnout of juniors in recent years and everything seems to have blended together. This is a real community club with support from seven local primary schools and the local secondary school and that makes a huge difference.”

Plans are already in place to redevelop the fourth court at Lenzie Tennis Club – an old blaes court – into an all-weather surface with dedicated mini-tennis court markings.

Allwyn said: “The club won’t become complacent and we will all be striving to do better.

“It has taken masses of amount of time, commitment and sacrifice along the way, and to have such a recognition is the icing on the cake.”

A delighted Allwyn added: “My thanks go to everyone who has been a part of this. To receive Club of the Year is a huge boost for everyone involved who makes the club what it is.”

Tennis Scotland’s chief executive officer, David Marshall, said: “Lenzie Tennis Club is a great example of how a local community can work together in partnership to develop a successful tennis programme for all ages and abilities.”