Two titles for Boston Tennis Club at Lincolnshire LTA awards

Grade 4 tournament and club stalwart impress judges...
David Makins.David Makins.
David Makins.

The Lincolnshire Lawn Tennis Association’s 2020 awards event saw Boston Tennis Club’s David Makins named Volunteer of the Year.

This was a well-deserved award to recognise the significant contribution David makes to the running of the club, both off court and also on court as a stalwart player for teams.

But the awards didn’t end there. There was more success for the Sleaford Road club in the Competition of the Year category.

Boston Tennis Club’s Grade 4 Tournaments - organised by Richard Cook - won this award at Saturday evening’s event, which was held online.

Attracting, even during a difficult 2020, players from areas around the country these tournaments remain very popular.

Mike and Sue Burnett who work as officials on tournaments, including the aforementioned Grade 4 competition, missed out on the Officials of the Year accolade to Kelly Thomson.

Kelly is a former Lincolnshire player and at one time a Boston Tennis Club member.

She has made a career out of umpiring and she is often spotted at the Grand Slam competitions in the chair.

Kelly was unable to accept her award at the virtual event as she had just umpired a five-set men’s match at the Australian Open featuring Daniil Medvedev.

Boston’s Will Mason was nominated for Lincolnshire Coach of the Year.

However, he missed out on this occasion in a category that was very well subscribed.

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